EFF must tell the whole truth

EFF must tell the whole truth

Black First Land First (BLF) asks the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to tell the nation the whole truth about its relationship with Ramaphosa. The two women Members of Parliament (MPs), Tebogo Mokwele and Nkagisang Mokgosi, were sacrificed on the alter of hypocrisy and patriachy.

First EFF said that the MP Mokwele has confessed the whole truth after she was exposed by the #RamaphosaLeaks. The figure put out was R40 000. Now on her choreographed resignation letter, it’s said that she received R80 000. How much was it, in fact? Who else did she share the money with?

The EFF must stop playing games. It must tell the nation why it authored the resignation letters on behalf of these MPs. It is a public relations exercise, on the part of the EFF, to deflect attention from the rotten relations they have with Ramaphosa. Who else is bought?

BLF has been saying the top three political parties in parliament are actually one party. The ideology that brings them together is money. These revelations vindicates BLF.

The questions that the EFF must answer include:

i. Who else in its ranks was sponsored by London/Stellenbosch money?
ii. Who paid for their billboards, T-shirts, posters and helicopters during the last elections?
iii. How much did they spend in total in relation to the elections?

The two women MPs were sacrificed to cover up the deep rot going on. Men don’t get punished for corruption. The corruption where the men in the EFF leadership are involved goes unpunished, including VBS; GladAfrika; tea with Johann Rupert; secret deals with Robin Renwick; and houses sponsored by the self declared criminal Adriano Mazzotti. The EFF is practicing patriarchy.

The real tragedy of so much love for money is that there shall be no amendments to the constitution regarding Land Expropriation Without Compensation (LEWC). The EFF and the African National Congress (ANC) are not going to disrupt their sponsors.

When opposition parties take money from the ruling party it means that there is conflict of interests and, worst still, subversion of the will of the people. BLF will write to the speaker of parliament and demand action against both the President and those who were willing to be bought.

Right now, our people have no representation in parliament. Only money is represented by the top three parties.

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

20 August 2019

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Zanele Lwana
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BLF calls on EFF to cut ties with Johann Rupert

BLF calls on EFF to cut ties with Johann Rupert

Black First Land Firdt (BLF) is not surprised by the media reports linking the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to Johann Rupert. Already in 2016 Julius Malema had openly asked for money from Rupert to help remove President Zuma from Office. It is not a secret that the EFF had asked for a meeting with the representative of British imperialism, Lord Robin Renwick, in 2015 in London.

BLF has warned time and again that once Stellenbosch is done with President Zuma with the help of the EFF, it will turn against them. The timing of the book and the revelations by Johann Rupert, that he has been a sponsor of the EFF, shows that Malema and company who were used are now being discarded. They are no longer needed.

The revelations and verbatim admission by Rupert as reported proves another claim by BLF – that the top three parties in parliament represent the interests of white monopoly capital (WMC) and not the people. How will those sponsored by Rupert ever expropriate his land?

BLF calls on Julius Malema and his EFF to cut its ties with Stellenbosch and London and join the revolution. The first step to rehabilitation is to tell the landless the truth about the deals and money given to the EFF by imperialism and Stellenbosch. The next step is to ask for forgiveness and to thereafter join the revolution so as to end the rule of WMC in South AAfrica.

The revolutionary truth can set the EFF free from the scandal of being paid by agents of Johann Rupert.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
21 July 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

The DA and EFF copy the anti-black ANC’s actions in Lenasia


By Andile Mngxitama

Seven years ago I was called by the community of Lenasia to intervene when their houses where being demolished by the then African National Congress (ANC) ran City of Johannesburg. When we arrived, the TLB tractors were pulling fully built and often really beautiful homes down. We stood with the community with shared tears. We asked, why would a government that claims to care for the people do this?

Little did I know that seven years later, and exactly a day after the new set of Members of Parliament (MPs) were sworn, the now Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) run City of Johannesburg would repeat the cruelty of the ANC on the people of Lenasia South.

I arrived in Lenasia yesterday late afternoon after a call for help. Yet again we were met with piles of rubble were houses stood that very morning. Over 30 houses down! The TLB arrived with red ants and a sheriff of the court armed with a court order sought by Mayor Herman Mashaba – the trusted man of the EFF. Mashaba, and by extension the EFF which put him in power, waited for the people to vote for them, then they moved on them under the insulting claim that the people built houses on land obtained illegally.

I had an opportunity to address the community and didn’t mince my words. I explained that they didn’t vote for Black First Land First (BLF). They voted for parties which are evicting them and demolishing their homes. I reminded them that in 2012 the ANC, under the councillor Dan Bovu, did exactly what the DA and EFF are doing to them right now. I asked, where are the people who they voted for? We are no longer going to mollycoddle the poor and the oppressed. Let them take responsibility for their political choices.

I explained that BLF will stand with them just like some of us did back in 2012. I saw regret written on their faces. I explained that the only way we can save the rest of the houses is if we mobilise resistance. That’s how we saved some houses in 2012. Mashaba and EFF must be exposed and put under pressure. No more evictions. No more demolitions. The people want houses!

I furthermore explained that I have no more tears to cry. I did that already in 2012. Now we must fight. The community will be in court this morning trying to get an urgent application to stop Mashaba’s demolitions, powered by Juju. My advice is to go straight to Mashaba the demolition man.

Please see below a column I wrote for the Sowetan in 2012.

YESTERDAY, I was at Lenasia, Gauteng, as part of the September National Imbizo delegation which visited the community whose homes are being demolished.

Sipho Ngobeni, whose house was destroyed, told us: “I used to have a house, now I’m a hobo”.

Last Thursday, he was given five minutes to take everything out of his house by rude and violent government officials accompanied by the police.

The people and residents’ association, who have been talking to government, are bewildered by this irrational violence and arrogance of the democratic government.

They ask the question: why does the government destroy houses of people who have taken so much effort to put a roof over their heads without asking for government support?

Some people sold their cars, others took out loans from banks and others are working double shifts to pay for the houses they have built – which are a thousand times better than what the government gives as RDP houses.

A government that respects the people and is committed to serving citizens would not have reacted with administrative and judicial violence and arrogance.

A government of the people would have appreciated the initiative of citizens and then regulated their efforts and encouraged others to do the same.

Our government hates people’s self-organisation and efforts. It is clear that instead of responding with understanding and empathy, the first thing the ANC does is to flex its power as a state and punish the people.

A government that relates to its citizens with violence is no longer fit to govern.

We are still in the midst of the Marikana massacre and haven’t forgotten the public murder of Andries Tatane. Now we see the ANC demolishing houses instead of building more houses to end homelessness.

It doesn’t look like things are going to get better, instead we must prepare for the reality of things getting worse!

A strange aspect of these irrationalities of power is how the ANC alliance acts as a hegemonic power.

It’s marvellous to watch the now well-synchronised ritual of violence against the people.

The ANC government will attack the people and then the South African National Civics Organisation, Cosatu and the SACP will come to the scene, register shock and declare that they are with the people and are going to take the matter up.

It’s like one hand assaults you and the other offers you comfort. It’s an evil, cynical abuse of power of people’s trust and vulnerability. I can imagine the alliance partners laughing about it at Luthuli House.

The ANC must stop the demolitions forthwith and as a gesture of remorse must publicly apologise to the nation and rebuild the houses they have destroyed and pay for all related losses.

Destitute people who took the initiative and then found that they have been duped by government officials or people who used fraudulent papers that look like official papers do not deserve to be punished. They deserve to be assisted. Can the ANC listen?

Last week I promised readers that I would write this week about Zimbabwe’s amazing indigenisation process. But it will have to be the next column. I apologise.

BLF calls for unity of black political parties

The black majority desire black unity to advance the revolution to end suffering. The enemy is united but black people are divided. A new opportunity to work towards black unity has presented itself again as a consequence of the position the Black First Land First (BLF) has taken against the war talk of Johann Rupert. The responses from the leaders and progressive organizations to stand with BLF is an important step in the direction of unity.

BLF acknowledges the revolutionary stance of the National Freedom Party (NFP), its solidarity message is unambiguous. We draw strength from such clarity and revolutionary stance. BLF knows it’s not alone as it faces the enemy of our people. In the NFP we have a family.

BLF also acknowledges the stance taken by Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) to defend the correct position taken by our movement against the shocking cowardice of the African National Conference (ANC) of Ramaphosa. The ANC under Ramaphosa is unashamed agents of White Monopoly Capital (WMC). The ANC chooses to stand with Johann Rupert as he calls for black-on-black violence. This shows that the ANC under Ramaphosa is an anti-black party that is a danger to black liberation. The ANC of Ramaphosa has chosen to isolate itself from black people.

We can never defeat the enemy divided. The enemy has manipulated our differences for far too long. This has weakened black people. BLF calls for an all black political parties imbizo before the 2019 elections. Our hope is that all the progressive parties of black people would cut ties with white alliances and partnerships for real black unity for land and freedom.

We hope as a first step all leaders must initiate their own peace talks. There is nothing stopping EFF leader, Julius Malema from approaching President Jacob Zuma to ask for forgiveness. The same applies between BLF President, Mngxitama and Malema. Surely the differences between these leaders are not more important than the liberation of our people.

The enemy is united and determined. If blacks don’t unite and fight, we shall each be defeated and destroyed. Our unity now is a matter of life and death. BLF calls for a principled unity based on a minimum program of action which we consider to be the Radical Economic Transformation agenda.

We hope all black parties would consider the call for an all black political parties imbizo before the 2019 elections. Unity doesn’t mean stopping the necessary critique of each other, it simply means working towards something much bigger and much more important.

Viva black unity!

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

13 December 2018

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