BLF takes IEC to Court

Black First Land First (BLF) is taking the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court. The matter shall be heard on the 11th of April 2023 at the Durban High Court.

The fundamental rights to stand for elections was denied to 89 candidates of BLF in the 2021 Local Goverment Elections (LGE). The unlawful exclusion of these candidates was not of the making of BLF in that due to load-shedding, the electronic system didn’t accept the names of the candidates. BLF leadership then went to the eThekwini IEC offices to physically deliver the relevant information and documents but were again denied the right to submit. BLF then took the IEC to the High Court in eThekwini. Judge Nkosi ruled in favour of BLF. However, the IEC appealed against that decision. The matter was irregularly shifted to Judge Ploos instead of going back to Judge Nkosi. This new judge that presided irregularly over the matter found in favour of the IEC.

BLF has been involved in a protracted process of getting court transcripts and related documents. Now BLF is ready to lodge another court process to address the injustice suffered by the organisation. 89 candidates of BLF were irregurlaly excluded from the 2021 LGE. All these candidates were available to serve the eThekwini Metro. This unlawful exclusion of BLF must be addressed.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
17 February 2023

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Open letter to Julius Malema: Do not go into coalition with the racist DA

Open letter to Julius Malema: Do not go into coalition with the racist DA

The 2016 Local Government Elections (LGE) have put the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in a vantage position to set a national agenda in South Africa. This position is unique and rare. The EFF can choose to use it to advance the revolution or to strengthen the hand of white supremacy.

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the EFF to break ranks with the imperialist agenda and choose the path of revolutionary progress by abandoning any talk of a coalition with the racist party of white monopoly capital, the Democratic Alliance (DA) of Helen Zille. A coalition with the DA shall only benefit the same people who have benefited from stealing our land.

There is no denying that the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has failed to use its power to advance black liberation. In this window of opportunity given by history to advance the course of black liberation, through the strategic use of the ballot, we need visionary leadership which is able to tower above our immediate feelings, differences and concerns. Mr Malema, you are being called upon to step forward and change the course of history. You can choose to be consumed by petty hatred of Jacob Zuma or you can choose to be inspired by a revolutionary vision and turn the current impasse into a breakthrough for our long suffering people.

At this hour the ANC needs what the EFF can give and in turn the ANC has what can be used by the EFF to end the suffering of our people. The percentage of the vote the EFF has can save the major metropolitan cities from falling into the hands of the racist anti-black DA. The ANC needs nothing more than that possibility. Only EFF can save us from the white rule of DA in these metros. The ANC knows this, as all of us do.

On the other hand the ANC, because it is the ruling party which has the legislative majority, has what the EFF can use to advance the revolution. Only the ANC has the power to change national policy to end white racism and to return our land. The ANC needs the votes you have and the revolution needs the authority the ANC has but has been too timid to use. Now history has provided the condition to force the hand of the ANC to do the right thing. Lenin, the great Russian revolutionary of the last century, teaches us that at times history needs a little push. It can be done, for our people and our progeny.

The ANC is on the ropes. No its not Mohammed Ali’s “rope-a-dope”, its their back against the wall. There is no need for a sadistic rubbing it on their faces. Let’s humiliate the history of humiliation that has put our people in perpetual misery. Mr Malema we call on you to make an offer the ANC cannot refuse. Tell them they can keep the metros on the following conditions:

1. Land expropriation without compensation
2. Nationalisation of mines and banks
3. Free education for all
4. Living wages and a basic income grant
5. Reparations for Marikana.

Tell them that the first condition is non negotiable. You may add an implementation plan which may include strategic placement of your trusted people in key positions. Also present the ANC with a time table of implementation with clear objectives. This is how the country can be rescued from the blubbering incompetence and cowardice of the ANC on the one hand and on the other hand the arrogance of white supremacy of the DA.

EFF stands to lose nothing for making these demands. If the ANC rejects this revolutionary offer to rescue our people then it’s the biggest loser and your party can only grow in stature in the eyes of our people. Now is the time to focus on what is fundamental. To abandon any commitment with imperialism and choose the path of revolutionary leadership.

History has thrown us a rope. Lets grab it with both hands and end the long nightmare of 350 years of bondage by a foreign occupying force. The choice here is between maintaining the racist status quo by going with the DA into a coalition of the bitter or to force the hand of the ANC and return our land and dignity. These choices are clear. We wait for you to make the correct turn and end the ongoing humiliation of the black majority. We implore you to sit down with the gang from Luthuli House. You have nothing to lose but to gain a whole new world for all of us.

You can choose this path or you can choose the path of joining hands with our enemies and continue our oppression.

Yours sincerely

Andile Mngxitama
National Convenor
Black First Land First (BLF)

Message from the National Convernor on IEC process

Message from the National Convernor on IEC process

Revolutionary greetings Azanian warriors. Firstly, we wish to thank all those who have worked very hard to ensure our movement was able to submit candidates to contest the 2016 LGE. However, today ended with the IEC blocking  our movement from participating in the LGE.  Continue reading “Message from the National Convernor on IEC process”



The Black First Land First (BLF) movement is taking the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court on an urgent basis. BLF has been banned by the IEC from participating on the upcoming August 3, Local Government Elections (LGE).

For two weeks the IEC has refused to give reasons or an update on the BLF application for registration. Just an hour ago BLF received a letter from the IEC practically blocking our participation in the LGEs.

BLF has decided to take the matter to the Northern Gauteng High Court on an urgent basis.

For further information contact:

Andile Mngxitama
BLF National Convenor
Cell: 082 678 3200