BLF will not appeal decision of biased, hostile Electoral Court

BLF will not appeal decision of biased, hostile Electoral Court

Today our movement received notice from the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein that leave to appeal the deregistration of our movement has been denied. Black First Land First (BLF) has been deregistered by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (ECSA) on the demand of the racist extreme right-wing organization called Freedom Front Plus (FF+). We expected this outcome. BLF will be holding a Special Policy Conference on the 30th of November this year in Durban to chart the way forward.

The Electoral Court, just like most of the other courts having judicial authority in South Africa (SA), has been openly hostile and biased against BLF. Our movement has lost all trust in the entire justice system of this country. We shall not be subjecting ourselves to the kangaroo courts of white supremacy any further. We won’t appeal the decision of the Electoral Court.

BLF is aware that the entire white establishment is terrified of the black agenda that we represent. Land thieves and white monopoly capital (WMC) are doing everything to keep BLF out of the formal political arena. This is so because they know that only BLF can force the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to serve black people and end white rule in SA. BLF will not make the task of banning us from the poltical arena easy. This is war!

Let the historical record reflect that BLF was the first movement to be banned since the ruse of majority rule. Let the record furthemore reflect that the banning order was imposed on BLF on the instigation of a right-wing, whites only, political organization of land thieves – the FF+.

Black people now know that in SA blackness is outlawed. BLF is a revolutionary movement which will continue to fight until blacks are truly free.

BLF also notes that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has revived the false charges against the BLF 26. This is part of the general harassment of our movement through the entire justice system of this country.

The Special Policy Conference shall provide a way forward for our movement. The struggle continues by any means necessary!

Land or death!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
5 November 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Media Release: BLF Special Policy Conference on its banning order

Media Release: BLF Special Policy Conference on its banning order

Today Black First Land First (BLF) is releasing, for comment and debate, its Policy Discussion Document titled “BLF is banned! What is to be done?”. This is in furtherance of a Special Policy Conference which shall be held by BLF on the 30th of November 2019 in Johannesburg.

The Policy Document is part of the response to the deregistration of BLF as a political party. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has essentially banned BLF from participating in elections. BLF has launched an appeal with the Electoral Court against the decision of the IEC. We shall however not leave our fate in the hands of the biased courts.

The Policy Discussion Document puts three options for debate and adoption by BLF. The first option is to consider engagement in the armed struggle. The second option is to amend the BLF constitution without compromising its black first mandate. The final option is an hybrid of pursuing both armed resistance and open political contest.

The Policy Discussion Document as well as the Special Policy Conference Guidelines are attached.

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

30 September 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

1. Policy Discussion Document

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2. Special Policy Conference Guidelines

BLF Special Policy Conference Guidelines

BLF will be on the ballot in 2021!

BLF will be on the ballot in 2021!

Message from the President of BLF

All the organizations of land thieves are celebrating the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). They are scared of Black First Land First (BLF).

They celebrate because they think they have silenced us. They think that BLF will not be registered as a political party to enable it to contest the elections and ensure that blacks are well represented everywhere, including in parliament and the municipalities. Their celebrations are premature, but revealing. They show that land thieves are scared of BLF. The land thieves are targeting BLF because they know only our movement can return the land and dignity of black people.

We hereby assure black people and members of BLF that we shall fight until blacks get victory to organize without white interference and supervision. This is a fundamental right we are denied of.

We call on blacks to join and support BLF. Whites have their FF+, let blacks have their BLF!

BLF’s immediate actions are:

1. Study the decision of the IEC that set aside the registration of BLF as a political party.
2. Appeal to the Electoral Court against the IEC decision; and approach the Constitutional Court if necessary.
3. Prepare for the 2021 Local Government Elections.

We must not allow these racists to demoralise and confuse the people. BLF is here to stay and fight!

They can’t ban the revolution!

Land or death!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
16 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF banned for being blacks only

BLF banned for being blacks only

Freedom Front Plus (FF+) has since March this year brought several cases against Black First Land First (BLF) to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Court in a bid to get it deregistered as a political party and prevent it from contesting elections. The FF+ first took the matter on review to the Electoral Court to overturn the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to register BLF as a political party due to its membership policy being blacks only. It then brought the matter on appeal to the IEC. On the third occasion it launched an appeal at the Electoral Court. It failed on each of the above occasions.

Yesterday the IEC upheld the subsequent appeal instituted by the FF+ and set aside the registration of BLF as a political party. This amounts to BLF being banned for being blacks only.

The FF+ has its genesis in the National Party; is against transformation; wants a Boerestad; and is against Affirmative Action, Employment Equity, and land restitution. How can a whites-only organization of apartheid claim to be champions of anti-racism?

We are currently studying the judgement of the IEC and shall announce shortly our decision in this respect.. There are two options for us. We can exhaust all the available legal remedies. This will include taking the decision of the IEC on appeal to the Electoral Court and thereafter go to the Constitutional Court if needs be. Alternatively we can go underground.

FF+ is terrified of BLF. They know that BLF cannot be bribed. They know that only through BLF can black people get their land back. Only BLF can unite black people into a force to destroy white monopoly capital. Hence it wants to shut it down. It will not succeed.

BLF leadership shall take all steps necessary to ensure that our movement participates in the 2021 Local Government Elections.

You can’t ban the revolution!

Victory is certain!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
16 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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