De Beers take your bloody hands off the Zama Zamas

De Beers take your bloody hands off the Zama Zamas

The leadership of the Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers (KAMW), being Lucky Seekoeie, Victor Taku, Elisa Louw and others are currently in the Northern Cape High Court for an urgent application brought against their movement by De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd (De Beers).

De Beers is seeking an interdict against KAMW to, amongst other things, restrain them from mining in Kimberley. The mining community including members of KAMW and the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua) are outraged at De Beers’ anti blacks action. They are currently assembled outside the High Court in solidarity with KAMW and are calling upon the Court to dismiss the interdict sought by the white monopolistic mining house, De Beers who in the first place do not have rights to the land being mined neither do they have any mining rights. This is a classical case of white racism, where the victims who are black are branded as criminals while the white mining house, who is the real criminal is portrayed as the victim. KAMW, who currently comprise of a significant number of members who are also BLF members, have decided to fight to the end until their demands relating to the decolonization and deracialisation of mining are met. To this end the urgent intervention of the Minister of Mining and Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, is needed. BLF will be seeking the Ministers action in this regard.

BLF applauds the resilience of the Zama Zamas in their legitimate struggle against the racist mining houses. We stand with them in their unwavering commitment to seek justice for the artisanal miners which includes an end to all evictions, interdicts on mining, police and private security violence, as well as to be regularized; to get the necessary subsidization; and to be given legal recognition for operations over the floors. We agree with their resolve that irrespective of any Court order or any other action to remove them from their land and the right to a livelihood, they are staying put in Kimberley because all the land in South Africa, including the minerals that is part of it, belongs to black people and not to the white criminal mining houses.

This Saturday, BLF President Andile Mngxitama will be addressing the mining communities of Kimberley on a way forward in honor of Steve Biko who was killed by the apartheid regime while in detention 40 years ago on 12 September. Biko’s black consciousness will be invoked to pave the way towards the institutional destruction of racialised and colonized mining. The event will take place under the following details:

Date: 16 September 2017
Time: starts 12 PM
Venue: Samaria, Bosheff Street, Kimberely

You are invited!

Land or Death! Izwelethu!

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

15 September 2017

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Zanele Lwana
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

ENCA won’t hear from BLF Political Education head – here’s why

Yesterday, 14 September at 16:30 the Black First Land First (BLF) National Secretary for Political Education and Research Neo Mokatsanyane was scheduled to do an interview on ENCA’s Back Chat. The topic was on Julius Malema’s reactionary stance on the Durban Indian community and so called indian monopoly capital. But in fear of white monoply capital being further exposed was a risk that ENCA being Rupert Television was not willing to take. The interview was canceled without any apparent reason .

Julius Malema, on the 4th anniversary of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), called our Indian brothers and sisters racists and economic thugs. We in the BLF, taking from the Black Consciousness (BC) of Bantu Steven Biko and the Great Strini Moodely, believe those who are designated as black from the BC persepective are those who are by law or tradition socially, politically and economically discriminated as s group in South Africa and who see themselves as a unit in the struggle for liberation from white supremacy. In terms of this definition, the black people in South Africa are (as indicated by Steve Biko) those that come from the African communities, the so-called Coloured communities and so-called Indian communities.

BLF is aware of the bad relations between Africans and indians (Durban in particular) but we need to understand that the hierarchy between Africans and Indians was a strategy created by the colonial and apartheid system for the purpose of dividing and ruling the black people – unfortunately some of our Indian brothers and sisters have internalized this. The EFF is an organisation of hypocrites just like the biblical Pharisees because the African community has been divided along tribal lines to create a false hierarchy and hence a fake sense of superiority amongst the different so called tribes for example the the Xhosa speaking people have been made to believe that they are superior to the people of the other “tribes”. More recently there has been a rife upsurge of backward coloured nationalism. This itself stems from a false sense of tribal superiority on the part of the so called Coloured people. It is only black consciousness as the only, trial and tested, antidote that can heal our people . More so blacks can’t be racist because we black people as a group do not have institutional power to be racist. The primary contradiction remains white monopoly capital which is materially located in land theft. All contradictions amongst us black people are secondary and therefore subordinate to the primary contradiction. We as black people must unite to defeat white monopoly capital – it is only via this process that the land and dignity of blacks can be returned. It is also only land return that we can begin to live together in peace.

The 4th anniversary of the EFF was a mere grand spectacle for Julius Malema to call upon his followers to protect white monopoly capital. To this end he diverted the attention of our people to a non existent phenomenon called Indian Monopoly Capital. Julius Malema is a British Blood Hound sent by his master, Lord Renwick, to confuse our people by triggering impulses of black on black violence. This prooves that the EFF is working towards being the modern day Inkatha of our times. Monopoly in simple terms means a majority share. We need to ask oursleves which sector of society does the Gupta’s or Indian business have monopoly over and by what percentage? If whites own 97% of the business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and blacks own only 3% where does so called Indian Monopoly factor in?

As the BLF – and guided by the wisdom of our revolutionary father Bantu Steven Biko – we call upon our Indian brothers and sisters to reject the backward tribalistic Indian consciousness of Gandhi for the Black Consciousness of Biko and Strini Moodely. It is only by defeating white supremacy through black solidarity that we can truly realize a society and country that is genuinely free. It is only in freedom that black can become beautiful without tribalism.

Rupert Television wants blacks divided so that white monopoly capital can be strengthen and perpetuated. Biko’s black consciousness – currently kept alive and practiced by BLF, needs there to be solidarity between blacks to destroy white monopoly capital. ENCA needs to survive. They can’t be entertaining enemies of white monopoly capital that in turn owns it!

14 September 2017

Issued by BLF, National Secretariat for Political Education

Contact details

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NFP in solidarity with BLF to bring Biko’s killers to book

NFP in solidarity with BLF to bring Biko’s killers to book

BLF notes that the National Freedom Party has welcomed and supported the call for the murderers of Biko to be brought to book. It is encouraging that this parliamentary party has come publicly come to endorse the call by BLF for those who murdered Biko to be brought to justice. 40 years is a long time without justice.

BLF recognises Steve Bantu Biko as a martyr and prophet of black liberation. It is therefore incumbent upon us as black people, irrespective of party and political affiliations, to defend and protect the legacy of Biko – part of doing so is demanding justice.

BLF calls on all political parties, movements of the people, the church and the community to support the call for justice for Biko.

Those who murdered Biko must be brought forward. They must confess. They must be punished. No people can prosper without taking care of their own martyrs.

BLF will be taking action against these apartheid assassins. We are aware that they killed in the interests of all white people. They are the hand that directly cut short the life of Biko who is and remains our prophet.

Izwelethu

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

14 September 2017

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Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF to take action against whites who murdered Biko

BLF to take action against whites who murdered Biko

Black First Land First (BLF) will be taking action against those who murdered our father Steve Biko. BLF leadership shall travel to Ginsberg in King William’s Town to visit Biko’s home and family. They shall thereafter proceed to Port Elizabeth to open a criminal case against those apartheid assassins responsible for Biko’s death. Those who killed Biko were denied amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the prosecution of those responsible shall now be pursued until the perpetrators are brought to book.

BLF does not understand why the Thabo Mbeki administration believed that those who murdered Biko had committed no crime. Now we call upon the Jacob Zuma administration to do the right thing and seek some justice for Biko. BLF on its part shall also be exploring other ways of ensuring that justice is done.

These white men murdered Biko on behalf of an evil system designed to serve all white people. All white people are therefore guilty of the murder of Biko. There will be no justice for Biko and black people until the land is returned to black people.

BLF recognises that individual acts of racism are underpinned by institutional racism. As the Anti Racism BIll proposed by BLF indicates, individual acts of racism must be punished. BLF is clear that only the end of institutional racism shall end all acts of racism and key to this is the return of the land.

BLF regards Steve Biko as the main thinker for black liberation against white supremacy. For this reason we, as a movement, have a duty to seek justice for Biko by any means necessary. Biko’s assassins are known and most of them are still alive. To this end BLF shall open criminal cases against the following people:

1. Daniel Siebert, who led the interrogation;
2. Harold Snyman;
3. Gideon Nieuwoudt;
4. Rubin Marx (deseased); and
5. Johan Beneke.
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

12 September 2017

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
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664