BLF welcomes court action against racist Roets of Afriforum

BLF welcomes court action against racist Roets of Afriforum

Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes and supports the urgent court application lodged by the Mandela Foundation against the arrogant racist Ernst Roets of Afriforum. The racist Roets deliberately and purposely undermined the court’s decision made on Wednesday that displaying the apartheid flag gratuitously constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination, and harassment based on race in terms of the provisions of the Equality Act. Within hours of the court’s decision, Roets took to Twitter and displayed the apartheid flag.

Afriforum is an unapologetic defender of apartheid. Roets and Afriforum have one agenda which is to preserve apartheid. The display of the apartheid flag impairs the dignity and dismisses the collective pain of blacks resulting from colonialism, of which apartheid is a function.

BLF doesn’t believe that focusing on apartheid symbols is useful when current land ownership and the economy are structured to ensure the perpetuation of apartheid. There is thus no ending apartheid without retuning the land. Roets and Afriforum derive their racism from owning our land illegally.

Afriforum operates as a pacifier of apartheid egos. Each time an attempt is made to address the apartheid legacy, this organization undermines such an effort. Afriforum opposes all the measures adopted to try and deal with apartheid such as Affirmative Action; Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment; and Land Expropriation Without Compensation. It even denies that apartheid was a crime against humanity.

Ernst Roets has declared himself an academic and an expert on hate speech. He is in fact an expert in protecting and advancing apartheid and racism. This racist belongs in jail, just like all the apartheid leaders who are currently enjoying state pensions

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

24 August 2019

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

The Human Rights Commission must stop the “ja baas” attitude

The Human Rights Commission must stop the “ja baas” attitude

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to stop its “ja baas” attitude and deal with the petulant racism of AfriForum decisively. AfriForum’s leader, Ernst Roets, has clearly and unapologetically violated the court’s decision sought by the SAHRC and the Mandela Foundation. It’s shocking that the SAHRC is mumbling and talking about investigations when the racist Roets is openly defying the court’s decision made this Wednesday that the “gratuitous display” of the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination, and harassment based on race in terms of Sections 10(1), 7 and 11 of the Equality Act respectively.

The “askies my baas” attitude displayed by the SAHRC gives credence to the claim that their court application to declare the display of the apartheid flag hate speech, was just a ruse to deflect attention from the #RamaphosaLeaks.

BLF calls on the SAHRC to show some spine and do its work by immediately taking action against Roets. If the SAHRC fears white racists who treat blacks with contempt, then BLF itself will deal with the racist in its own way and the SAHRC must not cry.

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

23 August 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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