BLF letter to UN to ignore racist ranting of Afriforum

BLF letter to UN to ignore racist ranting of Afriforum

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders,
Mr. Michel Forst
c/o Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Palais Wilson
United Nations Office at Geneva
CH 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
22 January 2020

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Dear Mr Frost

DISREGARD THE RACIST RANTING OF AFRIFORUM

I write as one of the leaders of the organizations representing the survivors of colonialsm and apartheid. It has come to our attention that a racist extremist group that masquerades as a civil rights organization has written to you to intervene in South Africa (SA). This group called Afriforum is nothing but a racist organization that states explicitly in its mission that it promotes the interests of settler colonialists who dispossessed us of our land and even instigated genocides against the indigenous population. We ask you to please not waste your time by entertaining this group’s wild and fabricated claims.

Afriforum denies that apartheid is a crime against humanity despite the UN having declared that indeed apartheid is a crime against humanity. This same group is supporting the whites only racist enclave called Orania which is located in the Northern Cape Province of SA.

Afriforum has been mobilizing funds to protect white farmers who murder innocent black children. Occasionally the racist outfit, in order to cover its racism, gives lip service to assisting black people.

Sir, it’s a blatant lie that white farmers are a target of any orchestrated violence. This is a mirage, given the amount of violence generated by these white farmers against vulnerable black farm workers whom they treat as property. Just to give you a perspective – because of apartheid there is structural violence in the black community which remains excluded from the land, 25 years after democracy. This structural violence leads to 20 000 murders in SA annually. The last financial year statistics suggest that less than 100 of the 20 000 murdered were white farmers.

Afriforum is just a racist bunch of loud racists who believe that the world owes them by virtue of them merely being white. The UN shouldn’t waste its precious time and resources on a demented groupuscule of racists.

Yours sincerely,

Andile Mngxitama
President of Black First Land First (BLF)

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Afriforum helps murderers of black child get bail

Afriforum helps murderers of black child get bail

Photo credit: Tiro Ramatlhatse

Afriforum is using the money it gets from stolen land and apartheid’s preferential labour practices to defend whites who murder blacks. The two white men, Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte, who murdered a black child on 20 April 2017 in Coligny in the North West, has been granted bail on the instigation of Afriforum. The two were found guilty for the murder of 16 year old Matlhomola Mosweu.

Mosweu was murdered on a sunflower farm for taking one of its flowers to eat its seeds. Upon being convicted and sentenced to terms of imprisonment by the court, Afriforum got the two out on bail of R20 000 pending an appeal. The right wing Afriforum in fact funded the whole process and to this end secured the services of advocate Barry Roux.

Black First Land First (BLF) is not surprised at all that the murderers
of Mosweu have been assisted by Afriforum which is unashamedly racist.

We wish to warn blacks about this racist outfit. Afriforum uses black people to legitimize itself so that it can do its apartheid work in peace. It has never assisted a victim of racism.

BLF further notes how our courts seem to always jump when Afriforum says so. The courts are becoming another wing of Afrikanersdom.

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

15 November 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Kallie Kriel to answer charges of hate speech and racism laid by BLF tomorrow

Kallie Kriel to answer charges of hate speech and racism laid by BLF tomorrow

The Equality Court sitting at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court will tomorrow hear arguments on the complaint of Black First Land First (BLF) against the racist Kallie Kriel of Afriforum.

Kriel, representing the racist organization called Afriforum, will answer to a charge of hate speech amounting to racism. He is in clear contravention of section 10 of the Equality Act in that he committed hate speech by saying that Apartheid was not a crime against humanity. This is contrary to the established international law which has been been legislated upon by South Africa (SA). Kriel has not only denied that apartheid is a crime against humanity, but he has also gone further to defend his racist, hurtful, harmful, utterances of hatred.

Afriforum does not hide the fact that it’s a pro apartheid organization. Regarding it’s mission it says, “Afriforum works to ensure that the basic prerequisites for the existance of Afrikaners are met; by acting as a credible Afrikaner interest organization…”. Moreover, it identifies itself as part of the “Solidarity movement – outside the workplace on national level to handle the impact of the current political realities facing Afrikaners…”.

Judge Mojapelo’s description of Afriforum is instructive. He found that, “Afriforum is essentially about Afrikaner interests”.

This Afrikaner organization has defended the apartheid flag; and funded legal representation (Gerrie Nel and Barry Roux) to defend convicted Afrikaner criminals (Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte) who murdered an innocent black child, Matlhomola Mosweu in 2017. Now the same Afriforum says that Apartheid was not a crime against humanity. This is open racism. It’s the irony of ironies that the South African mainstream media, including the SABC, calls this bunch of apartheid apologists a “civil rights organization”.

BLF has asked the court to take strong action against these racists.

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

25 September 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

BLF welcomes court action against racist Roets of Afriforum

BLF welcomes court action against racist Roets of Afriforum

Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes and supports the urgent court application lodged by the Mandela Foundation against the arrogant racist Ernst Roets of Afriforum. The racist Roets deliberately and purposely undermined the court’s decision made on Wednesday that displaying the apartheid flag gratuitously constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination, and harassment based on race in terms of the provisions of the Equality Act. Within hours of the court’s decision, Roets took to Twitter and displayed the apartheid flag.

Afriforum is an unapologetic defender of apartheid. Roets and Afriforum have one agenda which is to preserve apartheid. The display of the apartheid flag impairs the dignity and dismisses the collective pain of blacks resulting from colonialism, of which apartheid is a function.

BLF doesn’t believe that focusing on apartheid symbols is useful when current land ownership and the economy are structured to ensure the perpetuation of apartheid. There is thus no ending apartheid without retuning the land. Roets and Afriforum derive their racism from owning our land illegally.

Afriforum operates as a pacifier of apartheid egos. Each time an attempt is made to address the apartheid legacy, this organization undermines such an effort. Afriforum opposes all the measures adopted to try and deal with apartheid such as Affirmative Action; Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment; and Land Expropriation Without Compensation. It even denies that apartheid was a crime against humanity.

Ernst Roets has declared himself an academic and an expert on hate speech. He is in fact an expert in protecting and advancing apartheid and racism. This racist belongs in jail, just like all the apartheid leaders who are currently enjoying state pensions

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

24 August 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225