BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

This Saturday Black First Land First (BLF) will be commemorating Steve Bantu Biko, the revolutionary father of black consciousness, in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). You are invited!

The guiding philosophical outlook of BLF is at its core the black consciousness as principally developed by Biko. Through the Black People’s Convention (BPC) and the South African Student Organisation (SASO) – of which he was one of the founders – and other organisations that served the black community he used black consciousness (BC) to organize and mobilize the people into confrontation with the enemy towards their ultimate liberation. That struggle still continues today and is being carried forward by BLF.

BLF, armed with Biko’s BC, is able to correctly read that the primary contradiction in South Africa is white supremacy located in slavery as the first encounter; and colonialism, which is rooted in the dispossession of our land, as the second encounter. Slavery and colonialism has ensured that blacks are last in everything! The BLF has been elaborating, since its inception, just how bad things are in this country – most strikingly that we blacks are last in land ownership and to this end that more than 80% of our land is owned by a mere 35 000 white families and trusts. Moreover white monopoly capital, which is the practical operation of white supremacy on the economic plain, owns and controls 97% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Via BC, BLF is committed to ending white supremacy by correcting the historical injustice of land theft. BC shows us how white supremacy develops all of its other branches – that manifest as secondary contradictions – so as to institutionalise itself as a way of life.

BLF is an organization of focused BC practitioners – guided by Biko’s BC. Hence we adhere to the following principles to keep the struggle against white supremacy on the revolutionary path: land return as the pre-condition towards ending racism; blacks can’t be racist; and anti-racism struggle to be led by blacks only.

In the spirit of spreading the revolutionary legacy of Steve Biko, BLF (KZN) will honour the great pioneer with a lecture by BLF President Andile Mngxitama, this Saturday under the following details:

Date : 23 September 2017
Venue: Umkhumbane Wiggins Community Hall, Dunbar Road, Cato Manor, Ethekwini
Time : starts 10am
Topic: Remember Biko – Take back the land!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

21 September 2017

Contact Details

Thobani Zikalala
(Provincial Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 74 246 7848

Lwazi Ntombela
(Provincial Chairperson)
Cell: +27 82 588 0835

Sinenhlanhla Manqele
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: +27 74 488 4697

ZCC urged to reject SANEF’s call to change its decision to boycott Tiso Blackstar

ZCC urged to reject SANEF’s call to change its decision to boycott Tiso Blackstar

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) to reject the desperate and dishonest call by the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) to reconsider its position to boycott the Tiso Blackstar stable.

This call by SANEF is disingenuous. It is based on the refusal to accept bad journalism and the insults which had been directed at the church and its leadership – in particular His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop, Dr Barnabas Lekganyane.

BLF says to the ZCC, “press on with the just cause. Lead us all to boycott white monopoly capital so that we can all get justice!”

White monopoly capital does not respect the truth or any black beliefs. It has total disregard for the observance and practice of ethical conduct. It only respects its profits. But the ZCC because of its size is able to kick them where it hurts most, in the pockets.

Viva ZCC Viva!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

18 September 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

De Beers take your bloody hands off the Zama Zamas

De Beers take your bloody hands off the Zama Zamas

The leadership of the Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers (KAMW), being Lucky Seekoeie, Victor Taku, Elisa Louw and others are currently in the Northern Cape High Court for an urgent application brought against their movement by De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd (De Beers).

De Beers is seeking an interdict against KAMW to, amongst other things, restrain them from mining in Kimberley. The mining community including members of KAMW and the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua) are outraged at De Beers’ anti blacks action. They are currently assembled outside the High Court in solidarity with KAMW and are calling upon the Court to dismiss the interdict sought by the white monopolistic mining house, De Beers who in the first place do not have rights to the land being mined neither do they have any mining rights. This is a classical case of white racism, where the victims who are black are branded as criminals while the white mining house, who is the real criminal is portrayed as the victim. KAMW, who currently comprise of a significant number of members who are also BLF members, have decided to fight to the end until their demands relating to the decolonization and deracialisation of mining are met. To this end the urgent intervention of the Minister of Mining and Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, is needed. BLF will be seeking the Ministers action in this regard.

BLF applauds the resilience of the Zama Zamas in their legitimate struggle against the racist mining houses. We stand with them in their unwavering commitment to seek justice for the artisanal miners which includes an end to all evictions, interdicts on mining, police and private security violence, as well as to be regularized; to get the necessary subsidization; and to be given legal recognition for operations over the floors. We agree with their resolve that irrespective of any Court order or any other action to remove them from their land and the right to a livelihood, they are staying put in Kimberley because all the land in South Africa, including the minerals that is part of it, belongs to black people and not to the white criminal mining houses.

This Saturday, BLF President Andile Mngxitama will be addressing the mining communities of Kimberley on a way forward in honor of Steve Biko who was killed by the apartheid regime while in detention 40 years ago on 12 September. Biko’s black consciousness will be invoked to pave the way towards the institutional destruction of racialised and colonized mining. The event will take place under the following details:

Date: 16 September 2017
Time: starts 12 PM
Venue: Samaria, Bosheff Street, Kimberely

You are invited!

Land or Death! Izwelethu!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

15 September 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF to take action against Johan Rupert

BLF to take action against Johan Rupert

BLF is outraged by the offensive and racist comments by one of the most corrupt white monopoly capitalist, Johann Rupert. This beneficiary of apartheid and colonialism has come out against the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) by President Jacob Zuma and called it “theft”. Rupert is an economic terrorist who is rallying the whole of white monopoly capital (WMC) to attack the economy so as to stop transformation.

Johann Rupert and a few other white monopoly capitalists want to keep the South African economy in their hands. The attack on RET is racist because it equates transformation to a crime. This is because white racists believe that blacks are criminals. Racism is irrational and baseless. The accusation by Rupert that RET is theft, is in the same category as other racist acts.

BLF is aware that there is a massive drive towards economic sabotage to effect regime change. Johann Rupert and the rest of the white monopoly capitalists are I nvolved in economic terrorism. They want the people to suffer even more and thereby cause political stability in the country which they hope will cause the people to them against the government to remove President Zuma. Already the mining sector under the political directive by Johann Rupert is retrenching workers.

BLF is going to take the following actions against Johann Rupert:

1. Open a case of racism at the Equality Court.
2. Lay a criminal case of High Treason.
3. Undertake mass action at Ramgro Headquarters in Stellenbosch.
4. Call on the police to fast track the corruption case that BLF opened against him for stealing from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in excess of R2 billion.
5. Follow up on the over R60 million debt incurred for services by a municipality in Mpumalanga. Rupert must pay!

All these actions will be taken urgently!

BLF is also aware that Johann Rupert has moved billions of rands to Europe. This may possibly be part of the annual R60 billion illegal movement of capital outside South Africa. BLF will investigate this as well.

Land or Death!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

15 September 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664