Stop the persecution of Advocate Mkhwebane

Stop the persecution of Advocate Mkhwebane

The name of Black First Land First (BLF) has been mobilsed in the kangaroo court going on in parliament against the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The Section 194 Enquiry is calculated to muzzle the investigation on the corruption and unlawfull conduct of President Ramaphosa on the Phala Phala scandal. Furthermore, the Public Protector is being crucified for finding that ABSA must pay back the money stolen from the people of South Africa. Also her recommendation for the transformation of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) into an institution that serves the people, frightened and enraged the Stellenbosch mafia which controls the South African economy and policies around the management of it.

It is instructive that the courts which ruled against her ABSA findings, didn’t get into the merits of her findings; and based their decision on the technicalities of ABSA not being consulted but the State President and BLF (the complainant) being consulted instead,

It’s not a secret that under Advocate Thuli Madonsela the Office of the Public Protector was a bulldog of white monopoly capital, the primary enemy of BLF. It’s further no secret that Johann Rupert thanked Adv Madonsela with a professorship and a cushy job at his University of Stellenbosch.

Parliament must stop the witch-hunt through its bogus hearings.The courts have ruled for the return of the Public Protector to her job. She must be allowed to go back and conclude her work and her tenure.

BLF takes strong exception at its name being dragged like this without being called to provide its own version on the matter.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
27 September 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
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Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

The death of Elizabeth must bring justice to the colonised

The death of Elizabeth must bring justice to the colonised

The death of the British Queen must usher in a new era where justice is brought to the colonised people. It’s the British crown that has created hell on earth for black people through its brutal murderous project of colonialism. As late as the 1950s the British troops were en masse killing Africans who fought for land. The genocide of the Kenyan people and mass murder of the Mau Mau freedom fighters bears testimony to this.. They were tortured, castrated and murdered because they wanted freedom from the British crown.

South Africa continues to suffer from the effects of British colonialism. The crown of the Queen is decorated with diamonds stolen from South Africa. The vaults of the Bank of England are filled to the brim with gold stolen from our country.

Under Thabo Mbeki we saw massive transference of South African wealth to the London Stock Exchange. The colonial project has been kept alive under the reign of the Queen.

Now we call on the British people to do the right thing and return the stolen wealth and pay reparations for colonialism.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
09 September 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

BLF denounces dismissal of PUTCO workers demanding wage increase

BLF denounces dismissal of PUTCO workers demanding wage increase

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the mass firing of workers intended by PUTCO in response to their righteous demand for a wage increase.

We stand in solidarity with the PUTCO workers, and call on all the progressive sectors of society to support the struggle of these workers.

Instead of engaging with the unions and other stakeholders to address the demands at hand, PUTCO has unleashed the brutality of the police on the workers. We ask the SAPS to not shoot or harm innocent workers striking for a living wage. Workers cannot be held hostage by police brutality.

BLF calls on the government to intervene immediately to avert the dismissal of these workers. PUTCO gets government subsidies but fails to resolve labour disputes and refuses to accede to the legitimate demands of workers. This is intolerable.

BLF says, PUTCO, stop the firing the workers. Let them have their wage increase!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
07 September 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

BLF responds to EFF, says no to collaborating with DA

BLF responds to EFF, says no to collaborating with DA

Dear Comrade Marshall

We thank you for the letter inviting our movement to participate in the multiparty forum that includes civil society organisations which aim to hold the President accountable. Black First Land First (BLF) agrees with the sentiment that President Ramaphosa must be held accountable. We agree with your assertion around the moral decay of our society that runs up to the conduct of the Head of State.

We are a revolutionary movement which believes that the fundamental contradiction in our country is white supremacy which is articulated in the economic sphere as white monopoly capitalism. This central contradiction gives rise to multiple secondary contradictions which include corruption and black on black violence and divisions amongst black people. Guided by Black Consciousness we identify the Democratic Alliance (DA) as the representative of the ruling class which represents the primary contradiction. The DA is a party of land thieves and we labour to take back the land from its constituency. The DA is the representative of our historical enemy and therefore we cannot collaborate with it under any circumstances.

We blacks have to maintain a principled position if we are serious about liberating our people. We cannot practise the politics of collaboration with the enemy. This is a principled position developed over centuries of struggles of blacks and is reflected in the guiding policy of BLF titled “The Black Code on sell-outs”. The code guides us in executing the struggle to be able to maintain a focus on the primary contradiction and never to elevate secondary contradictions to the primary contradiction.

Being guided by the philosophy of Black Consciousness operationalised into “The Black Code on sell-outs” it’s simply not possible for our movement to collaborate with the political representatives of the enemy. We keep a steadfast focus on who the enemy is and the objectives of the struggle. We can’t enter into any tactical alliance with the party of the oppressor class that still has our land and wealth.

We hope in due course our collective efforts can be guided by a clear ideological orientation which shall maximise the principled unity of the oppressed and landless towards attaining our total liberation in the aftermath of the defeat of the enemy.

We thank you for the invitation. However, we aren’t able to participate for the ideological reasons outlined herein.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
30 August 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425