BLF West Rand secretary attacked by EFF

BLF West Rand secretary attacked by EFF

The Regional Secretary of Black First Land First (BLF) in the West Rand and other BLF members were attacked by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members in the afternoon of yesterday, 1 September 2017. The BLF members and Regional Secretary, Comrade Basetsana Sekete, were severely assaulted and had to be rushed to Leratong Hostpital. The attack occurred at around 15:00 PM.

BLF members led by the Regional Secretary were engaging in a door to door recruitment drive in Extension 4 when the incident happened. As they were speaking to a person interested in the BLF, EFF members began violently intimidating them. More than 5 males in EFF regalia perpetrated the violence. The EFF members declared that Extension 4 was their (EFF’s) territory and that BLF is not allowed in the area. BLF members naturally disputed this view that shows a lack of understanding the need for political tolerance. Such acts are also illegal.

EFF members have no compunction to assault women, yet their organization claims to fight for women’s rights. We wait to see the outrage from EFF feminists who have historically proven to be selective feminists.

This attack by EFF on BLF members shows that our movement is a threat to the reactionary agenda of London. EFF is being disrespected by Helen Zille every day in their coalition in service of white monopoly capital. EFF never shows any aggression towards land thieves but is too quick to attack blacks.

BLF is opposed to any form of black on black violence. We call upon EFF leader, Julius Malema, to publicly denounce the attack on BLF members by members of his party. It’s the duty of leadership to guide members. Furthermore, BLF calls on Malema to apologise to our members and organisation for these attacks.

A criminal case will be opened against the EFF thugs. Furthermore, the matter will be reported to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Attacks on political opponents is contrary to the law. Also a letter will be sent to Parliament to take action against EFF. Political intolerance must not be tolerated.

BLF shall continue to organise and build structures on the ground everywhere in our country and continent. We are a growing movement that is seen by our people as the alternative to the political parties of our country that are captured by white monopoly capital.

BLF calls for political tolerance in South Africa. The President of BLF, Comrade Mngxitama, will visit the BLF comrades today in West Rand.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
2 September 2017

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
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF warned Malema about the DA

BLF warned Malema about the DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) was never the better the devil – it is the ultimate devil. The DA in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMB) has just shown up the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) as its garden boys and voting cattle to keep it in power. Black First Land First (BLF) had consistently warned about giving political power to whites. Now the DA has shown just who is the boss. It is also clear that the EFF and UDM can do fokol about that – their job is to keep Helen Zille in power!

BLF notes that the DA after ill-treating the NMB Deputy Major and UDM deployee Mongameli Bobani, has swiftly removed him without any consultation with its coalition partners. The DA has entered into a new deal with Gayton Mckenzie’s Patriotic Alliance (PA) to render the UDM obsolete in the NMB. Yesterday via this deal the PA voted with the DA in favour of a motion of no confidence in the UDM Deputy Mayor. This resulted in the Deputy Mayor being removed from office. Mackenzie is now clearly giving the EFF a dose of its own bitter medicine by employing the EFF’s politics of “the better devil”. The DA, on the other hand, is exposed as being arrogant and not taking Julius Malema seriously.

It must be remembered that Malema has on numerous occasions threatened to break the EFF’s coalition with the DA. Now he is exposed as a noisy poodle of Helen Zille. The EFF can’t break the coalition with the DA for the simple reason that it was never its decision to enter into the coalition but the decision of its handler from London, Lord Robin Renwick. Only Renwick can break the coalition, not Malema.

Not long ago Malema said that if the DA does not remove Helen Zille as Premier of the Western Cape, then the EFF would break the coalition. The DA ignored Malema – Zille is still Premier of the Western Cape. All it took for Malema to back off from ending the coalition is one telephone call from London.

Only BLF is fighting Helen Zille and her racism because it is not captured by London like the EFF. Bantu Holomisa is a dizzy former homeland leader who follows the whims of white monopoly capital. The DA has shown him flames.

It’s sad to see how the EFF has been reduced to a complaining junior partner of the DA. The long statement issued yesterday by the EFF – which has been aptly reported as its “pathetic lament” to its “bosses, the DA” – shows that the DA never took the EFF seriously (not even in parliament) from day one. But Malema’s hands are tied by London. The EFF will remain in an abusive relationship with the DA until London decides otherwise.

It is absolutely clear that to vote for the EFF is to vote for the DA indirectly. In the next few days the PA may take the seat of the Deputy Mayor in NMB – Gayton Mckenzie has check mated his old rival. BLF also warns the PA: “Beware of whites. They are not your friends, ask Malema”.

BLF calls on black people to remain vigilant and to never give whites political power under any circumstances. The DA is not a “better devil”. It is the ultimate devil! The EFF has sold its soul to the devil for British pounds.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
25 August 2017

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
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Defend Malusi Gigaba!

Defend Malusi Gigaba!

 

Press Statement post BLF  NCC

02 April 2017

 

The National Coordination Committee  (NCC) of Black First Land First  (BLF) met yesterday to assess the state of our organization and also the state of the nation.  Continue reading “Defend Malusi Gigaba!”

Notes on the ANN 7 interview of National Convener, Andile Mngxitama on 4 March 2017

Notes on the ANN 7 interview of National Convener, Andile Mngxitama on 4 March 2017

On President Zuma and Land expropriation

President Zuma has made the most important, the most significant pronouncement since 1994 – expropriation of land without compensation. If we get the  land question right, we can become a people again.

Julius Malema says “let’s unite, here’s our 6%, let’s expropriated land without compensation”. There was a chance. It doesn’t matter what his motives are.

We know that EFF knew what the intention of Mthembu and Hannekom  was. They colluded with them to play political games and sabotage the President.  Continue reading “Notes on the ANN 7 interview of National Convener, Andile Mngxitama on 4 March 2017”