Black First Land First (BLF) condemns in the strongest terms the fatal shooting of 23 year old, Steven Kau, by an Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officer. Kau was shot dead while fighting for land which he and others were occupying in Ekurhuleni. It is reported that Kau was shot in the head allegedly with live ammunition.
The African National Congress (ANC) led Ekurhuleni municipality killed a Black person who was putting into effect real land expropriation without compensation. Ekurhuleni is led by Mzwandile Masina who purports to be for radical economic transformation, and one of the pillars of RET is land expropriation without compensation. The question is, why kill those who are expropriating land?