Historic meeting between BLF and USA-based African People’s Socialist Party

Historic meeting between BLF and USA-based African People’s Socialist Party

In the afternoon of this year’s Good Friday, the USA-based leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) met with the leadership of Black First Land First (BLF) in Johannesburg. The delegation of the APSP was led by its leader and globally respected revolutionary, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, while the BLF delegation was led by its president, Andile Mngxitama. The historic meeting was held at the BLF head office in Gandhi Square.

The objective of the meeting was for BLF to formally meet with APSP and discuss the possibility of cooperation between these two pro-black, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist formations. The meeting kick-started with introductions and then each organization outlined its ideological framework and programmes.

A robust debate followed where points of disagreement were isolated and recognised, while points of agreement were also identified.

The meeting ended on a high note after the debate clarified that the two organisations have more in common than disagreements.

The APSP has committed itself to inviting BLF to its important meetings in the USA and BLF in turn expressed its wish to invite Chairman Yeshitela back to the country. An exciting area of possible cooperation and learning is community economic development. BLF is keen to learn from the APSP.

In the context of Azania/South Africa, the cooperation is likely to find expression in the BLF land occupation programme. The two organisations put an emphasis on cooperation to defeat the sytem of white supremacy which is inherently capitalist and evil.

BLF is looking forward to strengthening its commitment to revolutionary internationalism. The meeting today is historic for us and we are excited about working together with the APSP.

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

30 March 2018

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected] gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
BLF Deputy President
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

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

 

 

The Big Debate bans Andile Mngxitama

The Big Debate bans Andile Mngxitama

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the censorship placed on the President of our movement by the program of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) – The Big Debate. The producers of The Big Debate have point blankly refused to allow Mngxitama to participate as a panelist in the program to be broadcast tonight. The program is about Radical Economic Transformation (RET).

The Big Debate had initially invited the Deputy President of BLF, Comrade Zanele Lwana, to participate in the show. However, Comrade Lwana was not available and asked that she be replaced by Comrade Mngxitama. First, the producer of the show said he was going to check with the SABC if Mngxitama is acceptable to the broadcaster. Days passed and no response came. When BLF checked yesterday we were told that there is no space on the panel for Comrade Mngxitama. This censorship on Mngxitama is totally unjustified and the fact that the SABC may be implicated in banning Mngxitama is even more worrying.

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Biko lecture in KZN was a resounding success

Biko lecture in KZN was a resounding success

Black First Land First in KwaZulu-Natal (BLF (KZN)) acknowledges the great support of the communities of Mayville and the surrounding areas towards making the #BikoLecture such a great success in the Wiggins Community Hall on Saturday, 23 September 2017.

The main lesson of the #BikoLecture, which was delivered by our National President Andile Mngxitama, is that facilitating this revolution via the medium of black consciousness (BC) is indispensable. To this end the teachings of our revolutionary father of Black Consciousness, Steve Bantu Biko, is very crucial. BLF (KZN) has accordingly committed itself to continue with the struggle, guided by BC, for the total liberation of our people through land expropriation without compensation!

BC reminds us, as indicated in the #BikoLecture, of the following:

1. Slavery, colonialism and apartheid have never ended in this country. It just disguised itself through the various institutions including the media and the economy – which are all controlled by the very same perpetrators who have inflicted oppression on black people since their arrival here on ships! Hence the people must not be mislead by the propaganda of the white owned media. The state was captured in 1652 by land thieves who have used the wealth that was meant for black people to operate as white monopoly capital!

2. President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas did not steal R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank! They do not own over 80% of the land and 97% of the economy as indicated in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). They do not exploit the mineral resources of this country and use black people as cheap labour – white people do! We must continue to support President Zuma who has made the most significant call, that no other sitting President of this country has made since 1994 – expropriation of land without compensation! The President has decided to fight imperialism by taking back the land – we must fight with him!

3. Any solution to black people’s problems – such as poverty – that does not begin with addressing the land question, is a false solution.

We are grateful to the hundreds of people who attended the #BikoLecture by our President who was warmly received with cheers, honor and ululation. It is evident that the people believe in BLF as the vanguard of the black liberation struggle guided by BC.

BLF (KZN) acknowledges the SABC who provided media coverage at the lecture, local BLF members, the student movement and volunteers. We are furthermore grateful to the entire national structure of the movement who attended and participated with the spirit of Biko!

Free the mind, take the land!
#BikoLives
Izwelethu!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

25 September 2017

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: 0736370053

 

BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

This Saturday Black First Land First (BLF) will be commemorating Steve Bantu Biko, the revolutionary father of black consciousness, in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). You are invited!

The guiding philosophical outlook of BLF is at its core the black consciousness as principally developed by Biko. Through the Black People’s Convention (BPC) and the South African Student Organisation (SASO) – of which he was one of the founders – and other organisations that served the black community he used black consciousness (BC) to organize and mobilize the people into confrontation with the enemy towards their ultimate liberation. That struggle still continues today and is being carried forward by BLF.

BLF, armed with Biko’s BC, is able to correctly read that the primary contradiction in South Africa is white supremacy located in slavery as the first encounter; and colonialism, which is rooted in the dispossession of our land, as the second encounter. Slavery and colonialism has ensured that blacks are last in everything! The BLF has been elaborating, since its inception, just how bad things are in this country – most strikingly that we blacks are last in land ownership and to this end that more than 80% of our land is owned by a mere 35 000 white families and trusts. Moreover white monopoly capital, which is the practical operation of white supremacy on the economic plain, owns and controls 97% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Via BC, BLF is committed to ending white supremacy by correcting the historical injustice of land theft. BC shows us how white supremacy develops all of its other branches – that manifest as secondary contradictions – so as to institutionalise itself as a way of life.

BLF is an organization of focused BC practitioners – guided by Biko’s BC. Hence we adhere to the following principles to keep the struggle against white supremacy on the revolutionary path: land return as the pre-condition towards ending racism; blacks can’t be racist; and anti-racism struggle to be led by blacks only.

In the spirit of spreading the revolutionary legacy of Steve Biko, BLF (KZN) will honour the great pioneer with a lecture by BLF President Andile Mngxitama, this Saturday under the following details:

Date : 23 September 2017
Venue: Umkhumbane Wiggins Community Hall, Dunbar Road, Cato Manor, Ethekwini
Time : starts 10am
Topic: Remember Biko – Take back the land!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

21 September 2017

Contact Details

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

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

Sinenhlanhla Manqele
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: +27 74 488 4697