BLF to write to Land Reform department to intervene in Mme Mphuthi’s dairy farm case

Mme Rosa Mphuthi is a seasoned dairy farmer who has been battling to grow her dairy farm business. She started as a subsistence farmer to an emerging farmer, and now has fading hopes of realizing her dream of being a commercial farmer, which she has been struggling to make into reality for over 10 years.

Mme Mphuthi’s problems started in 2000 when a white farmer, Stefanus Cloete, was placed in the main house of her farm, which is the face of the business. The farm was allocated to 17 beneficiaries of a government farming program. The white farmer sabotaged some of the farmers until they decided to go back to township life and abandon the farm. Three black farmers remained and they were like slaves of the white farmer and surrendered their land to the white settler for his cattle to graze.

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BLF to support Mme Olivia Makete in court tomorrow

Black First Land First (BLF) continues to stand with Mme Olivia Makete, our comrade, our leader and a dedicated activist of radical transfromation.

Mme Olivia Makete was violently attacked by Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC supporters outside Luthuli House on the 5th of February 2018. Following the violent ordeal, BLF was disgusted by Ramaphosa’s silence and his utter indifference to violence against a black woman and elderly citizen.

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BLF seeks urgent meeting with the Speaker of Parliament

It has come to Black First Land First’s (BLF) attention that parliament is systematically mismanaging the land expropriation without compensation process. In February, parliament agreed to undertake “public hearings” to hear the views of the people on whether land should be expropriated without compensation following an agreement between the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC). The agreed deadline for the report on the hearings was August 2018, six months later.

BLF has continuously warned that both the ANC and EFF are not serious about amending the constitution to ensure land is given back to black people. We denounced the public hearings as nothing but a delay tactic. The hearings were not necessary because they were merely a process outside the official law making process. There is already national consensus on land expropriation without compensation and together the EFF and ANC have the required two thirds majority to amend the constitution. The two parties are refusing to use their collective majority to end black suffering.

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BLF condemns the DA for aiding US-led imperialist attack on Venezuela

Black First Land First (BLF) condemns Mmusi Maimane for teaming up with Miguel Pizarro and Jose Manuel Olivares, who are right-wing pro-imperialist agents from Venezuela, to oppose land expropriation without compensation. The two are conspirators in the plot to remove President Nicolas Maduro by any means necessary.

Manuel is known to have both funded, and given drugs to fuel the violent counterrevolutionary protests against Maduro. These rightwingers simply don’t want to accept that in May 2018, more than 6 million Venezuelans, which counted for nearly 70% of the voters, chose Hugo Chavez’ dream.

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