Parliament must stop harassing Dudu Myeni now!

Parliament must stop harassing Dudu Myeni now!

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises (Committee) to immediately stop the harassment of Ms Dudu Myeni. It is clear that the Committee is driven by political vendettas against black leaders who are seen as proponents of Radical Economic Transformation (RET).

Ms Myeni is being harassed and demonized for her gallant effort to protect the South African Airways (SAA) from being sold to white monopoly capital (WMC). She is being hounded for pushing for black empowerment at the national carrier when she was chairperson of the SAA board.

BLF also calls upon the HAWKS to refuse to be used in the political witch-hunt on the opponents of the Stellenbosch mafia which in turn, is now operating freely after the removal of President Zuma. It is shocking that the HAWKS have jumped on mere media hysteria but have not done anything about the criminal case that BLF has opened against Markus Jooste whose corruption has caused the loss of R18 billion from the state coffers.

BLF is furthermore enraged by the fact that the Committee, which is harassing Ms Myeni, is scared of Markus Jooste, the corrupt former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Steinhoff. Jooste has refused point-blank to appear before the Committee which has no
qualms to send the HAWKS after Ms Myeni. This is an insult, not just to Ms Myeni, but to the entire black population.

BLF calls on parliament to stop the harassment of Ms Dudu Myeni forthwith. Furthermore, parliament must apologize for demonizing her and for the unjustifiable and unwarranted attacks on her integrity.

We call on the Committee to immediately summon the arrogant and corrupt former CEO of Steinhoff to appear before it so as to account for the billions lost through his corruption.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
19 April 2018

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Zanele Lwana
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(National Spokesperson)
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An Ode to the women of the revolution

An Ode to the women of the revolution

Black First Land First (BLF) honours the women of the revolution this month of International Women’s Day.

The colonised black majority includes the black women who in turn constitute the majority. The colonization of black women expresses itself in everything including in their labour, their voices and contributions. We applaud black women for their strength and courage in the face of the greatest evil which is our enemy – white supremacy.

From Mme Olivia Makete, who endured a brutal attack from Cyril Ramaphosa’s supporters who in turn showed disdain for her commitment to radical economic transformation; to BLF Deputy President Zanele Lwana, who remains fearless in championing the movement’s agenda for Radical Economic Transformation (RET) in a patriarchal white supremacist political environment; to Dudu Myeni, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; and to every other black woman who has shown resilience by casting away illusions and preparing to fight against the enemy – we applaud you all!

Our applause is for you for keeping up with the fight, not just of equality which includes the full and fair enjoyment of the benefits of RET, but most importantly of equity through the toppling of white rule.

In contrast to this, is the deafening silence of mainstream feminists, who don’t engage in the practical application of the principles of their movement.

Mainstream feminism looks down on radical historical frameworks of black resistance and demonizes women who engage in revolutionary praxis to facilitate resistance.

And finally, we especially honour the women of the revolutionary feminist BLF – the vanguards of RET. On the gender question, BLF women and men are guided by Black Consciousness, Pan Afrikanism and the leadership ethos of Assata Shakur and Thomas Sankara.

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

11 March 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
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Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Thabi Myeni
(Secretary for Gender and Sexuality)
Cell: +27 76 532 3903