#BLF26 back in Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow on bogus charges

#BLF26 back in Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow on bogus charges

Public violence, trespassing, assault, and kidnapping are the serious false charges that twenty six Black First Land First members (also known as the #BLF26) are still facing 21 months after their arrest on Mandela Day in 2016. BLF has repeatedly reported that it is shocking that the state, that evidently doesn’t have a shred of evidence on any of the charges, persists in proceeding nonetheless.

The charges suggest a serious dispute as to what really happened on 18 July 2016 when the #BLF26 protested against the conduct of the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, in that she was deliberately not paying attention to white corruption. To this end she did not finalize her reports on the two major matters that BLF had referred to her namely: a complaint regarding R26 billion stolen by apartheid era white capitalists which has been on her table since 2011; and another complaint of state capture by white monopoly capital involving Johann Rupert and eight other apartheid era white capitalists and politicians. Johann Rupert has since Madonsela’s departure from the Public Protectors Office, given her a prominent position under him at the University of Stellenbosch – just for protecting white interests and not bringing him to book.

While there can be no revolutionary justice via the colonial courts, the #BLF26 maintains that the complete lack of evidence on the part of the state would make it very difficult for the this court to convict them.

The #BLF26 will appear tomorrow, 09 April 2018 at 09h00 in the Pretoria Regional Court which is at the corner of Francis Baard & Sophie De Bruyn Streets in Pretoria.

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

08 April 2018

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

 

Drop all charges and release all political prisoners now!

Drop all charges and release all political prisoners now!

Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM) condemns the apartheid tactics employed by white monopoly capital and its agents in government to disrupt the struggle for Free Decolonised Education and against real corruption.

We call for all the charges against the Fees Must Fall and other political activists – including Mcebo Dlamini, Bonginkosi Khanyile, and Masixole Mlandu from WITS, DUT and UCT who fought for free decolonized education – to be dropped now. Moreover, we have the situation of comrades like Amla Monageng who are under house arrest and others who are serving an eight years term of imprisonment that needs urgent attention.

We also have 26 BLF leaders (BLF26) who have since 18 July 2016 been facing charges on false allegations of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation. To this end the BLF26 had engaged in protest action at the Office of the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, which resulted in the said members being arrested. The protest was against the white monopoly capital (WMC) apartheid era corruption of ABSA and others who stole R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). BLF had vowed that it shall not stop until the entire stolen R26 billion is recovered and utilized towards the Fees Must Fall campaign and the empowerment of the black unemployed youth. While the BLF26 have appeared in court on countless occasions, their trial has not yet commenced.

The APLA soldiers languishing in jail, for fighting against the corruption of land thieves, must also be released. It is unacceptable that 24 years into democracy our gallant APLA soldiers remain behind bars while the apartheid mass murderers like F.W de Klerk and Adrian Vlok freely walk the streets of this country.

All these political leaders who fought against WMC corruption and for free decolonized education are nor criminals. They should not be subjected to the anti black justice system that renders them guilty before being proven innocent. We call on President Ramaphosa to grant these comrades a general amnesty.

BLF-SM calls on everyone to rally behind our call regarding the FMF leaders, APLA liberation fighters and BLF26 It is a dire time for black people – unity is of outmost importance.

We say to President Ramaphosa, unless our call to drop all charges and the granting of general amnesty is heeded BLF-SM shall bring this country to a total shutdown!

#FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners
#DropAllCharges
#BLF26
#FeesMustFall

Issued by Black First Land First, National Secretariat for Student Affairs

11 March 2018

Contact details

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First

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

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Secretary for Student Affairs)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: [email protected]¬≠om

 

Actions undertaken by Black First Land First towards the recovery of the R26 billion stolen by white capital from SARB

Actions undertaken by Black First Land First towards the recovery of the R26 billion stolen by white capital from SARB

Introduction

In September 2015 BLF compiled it’s “preliminary report on apartheid era corruption and other economic crimes” which examines the extent of apartheid era corruption and white capital’s role in it. It further suggests who stole the money, where the money is and indicates a course of action going forward. In terms of the above BLF report a total of R563 billion was stolen by white capital of which R26 billion was recoverable immediately.

Continue reading “Actions undertaken by Black First Land First towards the recovery of the R26 billion stolen by white capital from SARB”