BLF victory against racist Solidarity

BLF victory against racist Solidarity

Today the South Gauteng High Court was a place of drama. Judge Mokgoatlheng who was scheduled to hand down judgement in the hate speech case brought before the Court by Solidarity and Bereaved Families against Black First Land First (BLF), Lindsay Maasdorp and Zwelakhe Dubasi.

Instead of handing down judgement the Judge asked the applicants and the respondents to address him on the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Solidarity reasoned that the judge must disregard that judgement because it does not apply retrospectively. BLF, represented by its President, Andile Mngxitama, argued that the court was compelled by the decision of the SCA and therefore couldn’t rely on section 10 of the Equality Act.

The Judge during the period of hearing arguments from the parties displayed open hostility towards BLF and did everything to try and help the applicants. At this point the BLF President forcibly asked the court to stop protecting land thieves.

The Court subsequently adjourned for almost two hours and upon resumption, declared: “this judgement is a nullity in view of the SCA judgement in the John Qwelane case…”. The Judge inscribed these words on the face of the judgement and handed it to both parties.

In terms of the judgement (which is now a nullity and therefore a victory for BLF) a harsh order was made against particularly Maasdorp and Dubasi. They were ordered to apologize to the four Driehoek families; pay each of the four families R50 000; and pay the costs. High Court costs incurred in other matters by BLF, have on average amounted to around R300 000.

BLF claims victory against its opponents today. However, this doesn’t mean that our movement has regained any confidence in the judiciary. Judge Mokgoatlheng had to grudgingly declare his punitive judgement a nullity because BLF insisted that he be impartial.

After the judgement was handed down, Advocate Groenewald representing Solidarity was heard saying to Cde Mngxitama, “your bullying tactics worked”. Cde Mngxitama responded by saying “ons kom vir die grond!”

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

3 December 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Judgment to be delivered today in Solidarity vs BLF “hate speech” case

Judgment to be delivered today in Solidarity vs BLF “hate speech” case

Today Black First Land First (BLF) is in the Equality Court, which sits in the South Gauteng High Court, to note judgement in the case brought by Solidarity against us regarding our response to the Driehoek Primary School tragedy.

The complaint laid by Solidarity, which is a racist rightwing group, is that BLF’s utterances constitute hate speech as defined by Section 10 of the Equality Act; which is not protected by section 16 of the constitution.

But last Friday the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) declared Section 10 of the Equality Act, unconstitutional. It follows that BLF’s utterances can’t be found by the Court to be hate speech. But wait and see! The judge will find a way around it to ensure we lose the matter. The question is, will the presiding judge, who is a VERY HOSTILE black man, impose a harsh cost order against us?

While BLF is dragged through the courts like President Zuma, the following is significant:

1. The mass murderer, FW de Klerk, is enjoying life.
2. Markus Jooste, the criminal who disappeared over R20 billion of state money, is also on holiday.
3. Those who murdered the workers in Marikana are running the new administration of South Africa to sell the country to white monopoly capital.
4. The convicted murderers of the young black man, Mahlomola Mosoeu, are out on bail with the assistance of the racist whites only Afriforum to enjoy Christmas.
5. The sentences imposed on the coffin terrorists have been reduced.
6. Need we go on?

BLF shall respond to the outcome of this case after judgment has been delivered.

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

3 December 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Judgment in Solidarity vs BLF case postponed to Tuesday!

Judgment in Solidarity vs BLF case postponed to Tuesday!

The judgment in the Equality Court case of Solidarity & Bereaved Families versus BLF & 2 others which was scheduled to be delivered at 12noon today was telephonically postponed to 3 December 2019. The matter relates to allegations of hate speech concerning the response of Black First Land First (BLF) to the Driehoek Primary School tragedy.

Virtually two hours before judgment was due to be handed down, the President of BLF, Andile Mngxitama, got a call from the South Gauteng High Court (where the Equality Court sits in this case) informing him that the matter was postponed to next Tuesday, December 3rd. He was called in his capacity as the representative of the respondents

This seems abnormal. It must be unprecedented that a judge has decided two hours before delivering his judgment that the matter must instead be postponed, and that the respondents must be called in this regard.

The judiciary practically kept BLF busy a day before our Special Policy Conference and then said, “no judgement today“. This morning President Zuma’s application for stay of prosecution was denied. The judiciary didn’t want to make it too obvious that it is dealing with BLF and Zuma in the same day. We also hope there were no calls from Stellenbosch. We really hope so.

We know that BLF is being persecuted by Stellenbosch. And stuff like this makes us wonder. Not that we expected a judgement in our favor. Never!

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

29 November 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF in court for next two days for standing up for blacks

BLF in court for next two days for standing up for blacks

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

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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