Malema, hands off Ingonyama Trust!

Malema, hands off Ingonyama Trust!

Black First Land First, KwaZulu-Natal (BLF KZN) supports the brave call by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in KZN for their president, Julius Malema, to apologize for (and retract) his contemptuous remarks against Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, relating to the said King’s custodianship of land in the Ingonyama Trust.

Malema has publicly and recklessly called for land held by the black Ingonyama Trust to be expropriated. His utterances are a call to war between blacks and amounts to a rejection of correcting the historical colonial theft of black lands by whites. It is unnecessary and hinders black unity towards expropriating the productive 80% of the land currently in white hands.

Julius Malema needs to be taught some finer lessons about the land struggle against colonialism. He must stop using public platforms to talk haphazardly about the land that our people are so inextricably invested in, in their quest to regain their dignity and being. The land struggle in KZN has followed a long, tortuous path. It started long before political party formations and has its origins in the times when Ubukhosi was the sole governance of the people. King Dingaan was the first to take up arms against the settlers in defence of this land and King Cetshwayo defeated the settlers at Isandlwana against colonial land theft.

The Ingonyama Trust is not a colonial land thief. The land that it controls via the King’s custodianship is under the correct collective ownership of the people. It is actually cowardice on the part of Malema to seek to expropriate the little remaining land that is still under black control and to leave the vast majority of our land to remain in white hands.

We note that just like how Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) abandoned Radical Economic Transformation (RET) for the racist Democratic Alliance’s ‘New Dawn’ agenda, the EFF led by Julius Malema has abandoned the economic freedom fight that the movement has branded itself on. Evidently the EFF is in cahoots with the ANC and the DA to dispossess the dispossessed by campaigning for the dissolution of the Ingonyama Trust that holds land in black interests. The only authentic representative of RET, we maintain, is the BLF.

We call on Julius Malema to do the right thing – apologize to King Zwelithini!

#HandsOffIngonyamaTrust

Issued by Black First Land First, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Coordinating Committee (BLF-KZN PCC)

12 April 2018

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Website: www.blf.org.za

Contact Details :

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

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

Tiki Shabane
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: +27736370053

BLF to intensify land expropriation program on Johann Rupert’s farms

BLF to intensify land expropriation program on Johann Rupert’s farms

Today, Black First Land First (BLF) vowed to continue its land expropriation programs on Johann Rupert’s farms. BLF did not oppose the application brought by Rupert to interdict our movement from taking 10 of his farms around Stellenbosch. The Western Cape High Court granted Rupert the interdicts but did not impose a cost order against BLF.

We told Judge Meer that BLF will be continuing with its revolutionary program on the farms of Johann Rupert. We know that Rupert has more than 100 farms across South Africa (SA) which BLF is currently identifying for occupations. The Court order doesn’t apply to farms not named therein.

Furthermore, we affirmed our right to protest at any farm of Johann Rupert. That’s a fundamental right that BLF plans to exercise as and when we desire.

The struggle for land can’t be stopped!

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

10 April 2018

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
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF to pay respects at Mama Winnie Mandela’s home tomorrow

BLF to pay respects at Mama Winnie Mandela’s home tomorrow

Black First Land First (BLF), led by Deputy President Zanele Lwana, will visit the home of Mama Winnie Mandela to pay our respects following her passing on the 2nd of April 2018.

The visit will take place under the following details:

Date: 10 April 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 10h00
Venue: Winnie Mandela’s home, Orlando West, Soweto

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

09 April 2018

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
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF to appear in Court over interdicts by land thief, Johann Rupert

BLF to appear in Court over interdicts by land thief, Johann Rupert

Black First Land First (BLF) will be back in the Western Cape High Court tomorrow, on applications interdicting it from occupying farms “owned” by the colonial land thief, Johann Rupert. The movement will be represented by its President, Andile Mngxitama.

The interdicts applied for are aimed at arresting the land revolution led by BLF in Franschoek and in other areas regarding productive white owned land. The movement is being stopped from expropriating land without compensation – land that is owned by Johann Rupert, whose interests lie in securing and perpetuating the benefits of the historical colonial theft of black lands. To this end, Rupert is seeking white justice in the colonial courts to ensure BLF does not take back the stolen land he is occupying.

The South African justice system is racist and will not allow itself to be used to expropriate white landowners. As we know the white landowner enjoys the protection of section 25 of the Bill of Rights.

BLF remains committed to ensuring the return of all stolen land from the settler colonizer, including the likes of Johann Rupert and will not rest until revolutionary justice is served. The details of the court hearing are as follows:

Date: 10 April 2018, Tuesday
Time: 09h00 am
Address: Keerom St, CBD, Cape Town

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

09 April 2018

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
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664