BLF to open racism cases against Helen Zille

Black First Land First (BLF) is not suprised by the racist comments by the leader of the Demoractic Alliance (DA), Helen Zille. The DA is a racist party and therefore its main leaders advance anti-black racism in all their dealings. 

BLF is shocked by those black people who are shocked that the DA leaders are arrogant racists. This is willful ignorance on their part. Helen Zille, to her credit, has always been open about being racist. Only those who refused to accept that she is racist are now suprised.

BLF also notes that some political parties and hypocritical whites have been hard at work trying to shift the focus away from Helen Zille the racist to Mmusi Maimane. This is a ploy to once against defend white racism under the guise of fighting against it.

It’s an open secret that Maimane is only the front man for the real leader of the DA, who is Helen Zille. BLF says “hands off Maimane” – he is like most black people, a mere employee in the white controlled and racist DA. The real culprits are Helen Zille and the rest of the DA white leaders. 

BLF warns all black people who support the DA to know that they are supporting a racist organisation.

We have also begged the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) not to give political power to the racist DA. The arrogance of Helen Zille comes from governing four metropolitan municipalities, three of which are as a result of the EFF taking the votes of blacks and giving them to the racist DA. For this the EFF has to apologise to the nation.

BLF calls on the EFF to immediately break its coalition with the DA if it is serious about fighting racism. 

BLF shall be opening cases of racism against Helen Zille in the relevant division of the Equality Court. We shall also report Zille to the Human Rights Commission for racism. Furthermore, BLF calls for the Hate Crimes Bill to proscribe racist organisations like the DA. To this end, BLF has already submitted its “anti-racism Bill”  to parliament. 

BLF is clear that until land is returned to blacks, there is no possibility of ending racism.

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

Contact details

16 March 2017

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
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Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087
Mail: zanelelwana@gmail.com

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: lgmaasdorp@hotmail.com

Brian Ungovernable
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664
Email: brian.ungovernable@gmail.com

Black First Land First – Student Movement (BLF-SM) calls on all to Vote Student Union Christian Action (SUCA)

Black First Land First – Student Movement (BLF-SM) calls on all to Vote Student Union Christian Action (SUCA)

The University of Limpopo Student Representative Council (SRC) elections are currently underway, and it has seen all the regular outrageous promises made. 

From free unlimited wifi to free education, political formations such as the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) and South African Students Congress (SASCO) have typically pulled the wool over the students eyes.

Last night the mentioned formations threw outrageous bashes, and have spent an unethical amount of money while the same students face economic exclusion.

BLF-SM, has always pushed for principled black unity, and at the University of Limpopo this elections sees an alliance with Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania, Pan Africanist Youth Movement of Azania and Student Union Christian Action which embraces the principle of servant leadership as inspired by Thomas Sankara.

Inspired by Sankarism, the alliance which campaigns under the banner of SUCA, has agreed to reject a number of the benefits given by university management to those elected into SRC. 

All 17 SRC candidates have agreed they will reject the bursary, stating that the fight for free decolonised education is for all and not a selected few. They will also reject VIP treatment, special SRC clothing such as blazers as well as the chance to stay in a special residence referred to as “Nkandla” which has wifi, DSTV etc, to rather live in their current substandard accommodation amongst the students who experience no water, no wifi etc

BLF-SM calls on all the students of the University of Limpopo to vote for servant leaders, a leadership from amongst the students, a leadership that doesn’t make ridiculous promises except to serve, suffer and sacrifice with the rest of the student populace to bring about fundamental change within the institution.

Vote SUCA! 
Vote for Sankarist Leadership!

16 March 2017

Issued by the Black First Land First – Student Movement National Secretariat

Lindsay Maasdorp 

lgmaasdorp@hotmail.com
+27 79 915 2957

Nosipho Makhaye
nosmckay.nm@gmail.com
+27 76 891 4209

www.blf.org.za
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#BLF26 to appear in Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow

#BLF26 to appear in Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT!

Date: 15 March 2017, Wednesday

Time: 09h00

26 Black First Land First members (BLF26) shall appear at the Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow, 15 March 2017, at 9:00 am. This is their sixth appearance in court on false charges of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation.

On 18 July 2016, BLF26 engaged in protest action at the Office of the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, which resulted in them being arrested and subsequently imprisoned for 8 days in the Pretoria Central Maximum Security Prison.

BLF has consistently maintained that the charges against its members are tied to Western imperialism’s regime change agenda. Furthermore this agenda, which was hatched in and is controlled from London by the likes of Lord Robin Renwick and led locally by Johann Rupert with the support of a pro-London faction within the ANC as well as opposition parties like the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and state officials like the former Public Protector, seeks to remove President Jacob Zuma who is pushing the anti-imperialist pro-BRICS agenda and replace him with a puppet of their choice, being Cyril Ramaphosa.

In September 2015 BLF, via its report on white corruption, exposed several apartheid era white capitalists and politicians for looting the wealth of the nation to the tune of R563 billion and in April 2016 the movement exposed the regime change agenda of white capital.

BLF subsequently called on the former Public Protector to do the following:

1. Investigate and report on the complaint of R26billion as indicated in the CIEX report – which constitutes a small portion of the stolen R563billion as indicated in the CIEX report – stolen by white capitalists including ABSA bank, which was lodged at her office in 2011.

2. Investigate and report on State Capture by white capital.

The matter of banking corruption (ABSA apartheid looting and currency collusion by banks) has now been confirmed by both the public protector, and the Competition Commission, who have sent 17 banks to the Competition Tribunal for currency collusion.

BLF’s tireless work in exposing white monopoly capital corruption has been vindicated by these findings, yet the BLF26 are still facing trumped up charges.

The protest action of BLF was aimed at getting feedback from the former Public Protector on the above investigations. After the arrest of the BLF26 the Public Protector claimed that she did not have the jurisdiction to investigate any pre-1994 crime including any apartheid era crime.

This is a fabrication of evidence on her part so as to protect white capitalist interests as she was already on record for providing updates of the said investigation to Adv Hoffman and had committed herself in October 2016 to finalize her report by the end of 2016. Furthermore in August 2011 she had indicated that she would conduct investigations into some of CIEX’s claims including the R26 billion stolen by white capital.

BLF has rebutted all the reasons previously advanced by the Public Protector for not proceeding with the investigations.  Read the full reasons here.

At the end of October 2016, the former Public Protector eventually left her office, without doing anything meaningful about the matters before her.

On 12 January 2017 , a day after BLF concluded a successful meeting with the new Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, a leaked report of the Public Protector indicated that ABSA must pay back the amount of R3.2 billion that it had unduly benefitted from as a result of certain apartheid “lifeboats”.

This finding which relates to only a part of the R26 billion stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), absolves BLF of any wrongdoing and by extension the protest action of the BLF26 on 18 July 2016.

BLF is clear! The charges against the BLF26 are trumped-up and baseless. The State does not have a case and the charges must accordingly be withdrawn.

On its part, BLF has vowed that it shall not stop until the entire R26 billion is recovered and utilized towards the Fees Must Fall campaign and the empowerment of the black unemployed youth. Furthermore, once the charges are dismissed, which BLF is certain will happen, the movement will sue the former Public Protector for both defamation and wrongful prosecution.

#BLF26DropAllCharges
#FreeBLF26

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

14th March 2017

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: blackfirstlandfirst@­gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225
Mail: zanelelwana@gmail.co­m

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: lgmaasdorp@hotmail.c­om

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664
Mail: brian.ungovernable@gmail.com

Summary points of ANN7 interview with Andile Mngxitama on the ANC discussion documents 

1. President Zuma has pronounced himself clearly on #ExpropriationOfLandWithoutCompensation and #RadicalEconomicTransformation

2. The ANC discussion documents go against the call of President Zuma.

3. Fortunately these documents can still be rescued by the ANC rank and file members. It must be taken to all the ANC structures and liberated.

4. Quite clearly the drafters of the discussion documents have no appetite for radical transformation. These leaders are out of touch with the sentiment of the President, ANC members generally and the people on the ground. 

5. These ANC leaders say that we can’t amend Section 25 since it is so connected to the other provisions of the Constitution. To this end they argue that Section 25 cannot on its own be amended without affecting so many other provisions. They then go further and suggest that there’s nothing wrong with section 25 and that it is in fact enabling as it is. 

6. The leaders, who are the chairs of all the committees that drafted these discussion documents, have been captured by white capital. On land – they take us back to a position that the ANC has already passed with President Zuma’s pronouncement of #ExpropriationOfLandWithoutCompensation. They say land must be returned with just and equitable compensation. This is blatant disrespect for the ANC, the President and the people. How can this ANC leadership face the nation and tell us we must pay to get back the land that was stolen from us. 

7. It is good that the ANC has opened up the space for the public to comment on the discussion documents. The ANC is the biggest black organization leading our people but it is clear from the content of the said documents that it is lacking in leadership. BLF will prepare a full response to the policy proposals and advice the ANC accordingly. We only hope it will take our advise. 

8. Our immediate response to the ANC on the land issue is that it must start from the premise that all land in South Africa in white hands is stolen property. The land was stolen from black people. To this end section 25 of the Constitution must be amended and the land must be expropriated without compensation. This will bring it in line with what the President has pronounced. The ANC must do this process. But we as BLF, we are not going to wait for any policy proposal from the ANC to get land return. We will be agitating our people on the ground to take back the land. 

9. There is no resistance from the drafters of the discussion documents to the policy framework of the National Development Plan (NDP). There is no clear direction to take us out of the crisis that we find ourselves in through the hand of white monopoly capital. 

10. The policy documents are silent on the issue of the banks and white monopoly capital in general. 

11. On the issue the banks and other white capitalist businesses that were found by the Competition Commission to have colluded, the policy proposals should be calling for stricter provisions in the legislation to deal with the offending entities. Also there should be provisions and implications for criminal liability. It should be saying that the current penalty requirement of 10% of the turn over of the offending business is too lenient and that this penalty should be raised to 100% of the turnover for each year of transgression. 

12. The banks and the JSE are criminal gangs. Quite clearly the drafters of the policy documents are beholden to white monopoly capital, their demeanor suggests so. 

13. These policy documents are saying nothing about the fact that after 22 years of democracy, we have not resolved the fundamental questions. There is no resistance to this. They are not asking, after 22 years where is one black owned bank? The Reserve Bank has been blocking blacks from starting banks which are black owned.
The policy documents must tell SARB to stop being the gate keeper of white banks and give licences to black banks.

14. Where are the targets in the ANC policy documents? There are none. It should be saying  for example in the next five years we will have five black owned banks; we will have 60% of the land returned to blacks without payment for it – but it is silent. 

15. SARB is blocking the black owned banks from being licensed even after the competition commission has given a go ahead. This is so because the SARB wants to maintain white monopoly in the banking sector.  Why has the SARB and the Minister of Finance done nothing about  billions stolen from SARB by white monopoly capital?

16. We also have a Minister of Finance that is beholden to white monopoly capital. The Minister responsible for Reserve Bank, Pravin Gordhan, has shares in the banks which have stolen from SARB. The Minister of Finance must go. He is the problem here just like the SARB. 

17. These leaders, who drafted the policy proposals, are all beholden to white monopoly capital. They speak of changing people, structures, decreasing the size of the NEC and those in government, they speak of what criteria must be met to be a leader – these are all side issues to distract everyone from the fundamental questions that have not been addressed in the policy documents. And Jackson Mthembu should not be drafting ANC policy documents – he was the one who led the ANC caucus in Parliament against the call of President Zuma for  #ExpropriationOfLandWithoutCompensation. 

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

13 March 2017

Contact details 

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First | Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087
Mail: zanelelwana@gmail.com

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: lgmaasdorp@hotmail.c­om

Thandiswa Yaphi
(Deputy National Coordinator)
Cell: +27 63 107 3163
Mail: thandiyaphi@gmail.com

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664
Fax: +27 86 401 0451
Mail: brian.ungovernable@gmail.com