When Johann Rupert threatened to unleash black on black violence through his private army in the taxi industry, Black First Land First (BLF) said no! Our movement said black lives matter too. We introduced the 1:5 ratio as a call to stop the blood bath.
BLF is in court for calling for self defence. AfriForum has dragged us to the Equality Court. The rightwing organization says that the court must declare BLF’s call for blacks to demand the right of self defense, hate speech.
For two days at the Equality Court, sitting in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, shall hear how blacks must not offend whites by saying they will defend themselves. Johann Rupert can call his militia to murder and we blacks must not say a word.
Will the court find that for blacks to say “don’t kill us or we shall defend ourselves”, is hate speech?
BLF has lost all trust in the judiciary. We now await to be told that it’s hate speech to call for self defense. We remember that not so long ago, the same court said AfriForum has the right to say “apartheid is not a crime against humanity“.
We are no longer surprised when courts openly show bias against us. In fact we expect it.
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
13 November 2019
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