BLF: Ramaphosa and Malema delivered Stellenbosch SONA Performance!

Black First Land First (BLF) rejects the nightmarish State of the Nation Address (SONA), as a scripted Stellenbosch performance agreed to by all in parliament, including Cyril Ramaphosa and Julius Malema.

Ramaphosa’s inaugral SONA post his 2019 election as president of South Africa (SA) failed to speak to any of the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) resolutions take.

Expectedly so, Ramaphosa failed to speak to Nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), and was silent on Land Expropriation Without Compensation amongst other.

As this script unfolded, the one party rightwing parliament sat in unison as Ruperts SONA proceeded, Ramaphosa delivered for land thieves, and Malema was silent.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under the leadership of Julius Malema refused to disrupt the Marikana murderer, refused to ask why the land has not been returned to the black majority. The toy soldiers sat as church mice, a complete turnaround from the days they would distrupt the only sitting President to call for land to be returned to the black majority without paying, President Zuma.

BLF recognises Ramaphosas scripted performance as in tune with his longterm service to white capital.

BLF notes too, no matter how much radical rhetoric, sloganeering, and soldierish masquarsding Malema does, he has been castrated and has no appetite to fight for the return of land or expose Ramaphosa as a servant of his very boss, Johann Rupert.

BLF calls on the black majority to recognise that black people do not have a fighting force in parliament who will represent black interests and thus demand land expropriation without compensation NOW!

BLF thus warns as we reiterate, There Will Be No Land Expropriation Without Compensation!

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

21 June 2019

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]

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

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

BLF congratulates the 6th Parliament

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By Andile Mngxitama

The 6th parliament has now been sworn in. Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates the pro-black Members of Parliament. The task facing our people remains the state of unfreedom in democracy.

Unfortunately because of the interests that the 6th parliament represents, the black majority shall remain unfree. It is our duty to raise alarm as early as now, about what is going to unfold:

1. There will be no land expropriation without compensation during the tenure of this parliament.
2. There will be no jobs for the 9 million unemployed black people.
3. ESKOM will be privatised and sold off.
4. Thousands of ESKOM workers will lose their jobs.
5. The cost of living will continue to rise.
6. White corruption and racism will continue to thrive.
7. Parliament will become a theatre of black on black violence.
8. Free education will be further phased out.
9. The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be given more political power.
10. The Public Protector will come under intense political attacks for her non-partisan stance.

BLF shall continue to raise alarm about the betrayal of our people and shall confront white monopoly capital and land thieves head on.

Land or death!

 

Nationalise the mines, start with Lonmin!

Black First Land First (BLF) unequivocally calls for the nationalisation of mines. The African National Congress (ANC) government must start with mines that are firing workers, specifically Lonmin.

Lonmin is a corrupt thieving company born out of colonial conquest which collaborated with the state, particularly Cyril Ramaphosa, to slaughter Marikana mine workers because they wanted to earn a mere R12 500.

Instead of paying the R12 500, Lonmin spits on the graves of slain Marikana workers by declaring that they will end the employment of 12 600 workers. To this end, they are starting with 4 100 workers at 6 of its mines.

BLF rejects the unholy alliance between the mining sector and the ANC government. Ramaphosa has promised to create jobs yet he is presiding over the dismissal of over 100 000 workers from Eskom to Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin and other key sectors.

BLF calls for the nationalisation of the mining sector, beginning with all companies who retrench or dismiss workers and those that refuse to pay the living wage that the Marikana miners were killed for.

#NationaliseLonminNow

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

21 May 2019

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]

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

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

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

BLF condemns Anglo American Platinum’s dismissal of workers at Mototolo mine

Black First Land First (BLF) condemns Anglo American Platinum’s dismissal of  50% of the underground workforce at Mototolo mine.

BLF views the firing of the workers employed at the Anglo American mine as a direct attack by white monopoly capital on the landless.

Ramaphosa’s election has energised white capital and insulated them to the extent that they feel confident to hire and fire as they please. This new found confidence is precisely because they know it was Ramaphosa who sided with Lonmin and called for ‘concomitant action’ on that fatal day when mine workers were slaughtered in Marikana to protect white capital.

The likes of the Oppenheimers and white capital at large know that they can operate with impunity and have moved swiftly to fire the Mototolo based workers.

BLF demands that the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe moves with speed to nationalise the mines, giving ownership to the workers in order to protect the landless from the abuse of white capital.

BLF further calls for unity of the workers in rejection of this outrageous attack by Anglo American.

Finally, BLF warns Anglo American Platinum, reinstate the workers, pay a living wage or face a mobilisation of the workers towards a shutdown!

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

20 May 2019

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]

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

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

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