Our father, Stephen Bantu Biko, would be 75 years old today – he who died so that we may be free. He suffered like Jesus Christ to end our suffering here on earth. He knew the stand he took would lead to the death of the physical body, but would ensure the eternal life of his ideas. Today we remember he who gave up his life so that we can see Black!
Steve Biko was murdered by the racist, apartheid regime a year after the 1976 Black Power moment which had removed fear from the hearts of black people. He gave a blistering, no fears expressed testimony at the SASO trial in May 1976. In June the same year the children of Soweto said, “Ya Basta! Enough is Enough!” and they confronted the apartheid monster with their guiding Black Power battlecry and rocks!
We remember Biko – he who bequeathed to us Tsietsi Mashinini and Khotso Seatlholo, the undisputed leaders of the students.
Biko lives everytime blacks stand up to put Blacks First! We watch with bleeding hearts each time sellouts, who have no compunction giving political power to the enemies of Biko, proclaim his name whilst in practise entrenching white power.
We remember our messiah who gave us eyes to see Black, hear Black and love Black.
We remain stubbornly Bikoists.
Black First! Happy birthday, Biko our father!
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
18 December 2021
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