´╗┐Historic criminal case against evictions opened against Mzwandile Masina

´╗┐Historic criminal case against evictions opened against Mzwandile Masina

Today after a lost docket and refusal to register an unlawful evictions case, the police finally opened the case. Black First Land First (BLF) has been assisting the victim of unlawful evictions by Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina in the Duduza settlement in Thembisa. Masina has no court order and is in contravention of the Covid-19 lockdown regulations with regards to the evictions.

The police tried to protect Masina by disappearing the docket of the first case opened on 29 August 2020. Then on 2nd September 2020 the same case was opened but the police refused yet again to register the case. Today the President of BLF accompanied the victims of the unlawful actions and insisted that BLF would not leave until a case number is given. Eventually the police did find the second docket, which they also had said was missing, and then registered the case.

This is a historic development because unlawful evictions have not been prosecuted despite the PIE Act explicitly making them criminal offences. BLF shall monitor the progress in the case. In the event that the NPA refuses to prosecute Masina, then the route of private prosecution shall be followed. This shall send a clear message against municipalities that brutalize the poor.

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

14 September 2020

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Zanele Lwana
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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

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Zanele Lwana
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
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