BLF remembers Biko

BLF remembers Biko

It’s Biko Day! 43 years later Steve Biko Lives! Black First Land First (BLF) is an orthodox Black Consciousness (BC) organization which insists on the application of Biko’s BC in its purest form because it represents a leap forward from the bowels of black nationalism that sprung from the first encounter between white oppression and black resistance.

BLF doesn’t hold commemoration events on June 16 and 12 September out of respect and recognition for the older Black Consciousness Movement components in South Africa (SA). We recognize that it was formations like the Azanian People’s Organization (AZAPO), and comrades like Tiyani Lybon Mabasa of the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA); Dr Aubrey Mokoape (former leader in SASO and BPC, and close friend and comrade of Biko) – who kept the memory of Biko alive at great cost to themselves and their families. BLF therefore doesn’t organize events that may compete with these older BC formations.

It remains the hope of BLF that all the BC organizations shall unite and provide the much needed leadership to our people.

Twenty six years after the the advent of democracy Biko is vindicated. SA is not liberated because it has abandoned the BC philosophy which puts blacks first.

BLF also notes the continued assault on the memory of Biko by the Steve Biko Foundation. This time around they have invited a self confessed FBI impimpi, Reverend Al Sharpton, to soil the name of Biko.

Biko lives!
Azania Shall Be Free!

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

12 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF observes Biko Day by visiting family of late Jabu Baloyi

BLF observes Biko Day by visiting family of late Jabu Baloyi

Steve Biko, through his own example, teaches us that true leadership is selfless. Black First Land First (BLF) regards the actions of the late taxi driver, Jabu Baloyi, as revolutionary. Mr Baloyi is an unsung hero of the oppressed and forgotten. He stood up at the time when our leaders are absent in the midst of a deep crisis in the black community.

BLF shall pay its respect to the Baloyi family as part of our commitment to the ideals for which Steve Biko was prepared to lay his own life for. Love for black people, to the point of sacrificing one’s own life for others, is dear to the black consciousness ideal. Mr Baloyi embodied this value. It’s not by accident that he is not held up as a national hero. The values that he displayed threaten the self interested political leadership of South Africa (SA).

There are attempts to deflect attention from the fact that the state has abandoned the poor. The scourge of drug abuse, human trafficking, inner city open lawlessness, and abuse of the immigration laws by white monopoly capital to exploit and marginalize South African workers, are part of the decay that Jabu Baloyi stood up against.

Today is Biko Day. BLF says: remember the teachings of Steve Biko, remember the heroic sacrifices of Jabu Baloyi.

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

12 September 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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