BLF charged Johann Rupert for incitement of violence & opposed AfriForum’s complaint of hate speech

On 27 February 2019 Black First Land First (BLF), led by its President Andile Mngxitama, charged Johann Rupert at the Hillbrow Police Station, under the case number CAS 1025/2/2019, for inciting black on black violence. In this regard Rupert made the following racist utterances at or about 20h00 on Wednesday 4 December 2018 during an interview with Power FM (at 79 Central Street, Houghton Estate) hosted by the chairman of MSG Afrika, Given Mkhari:

“Jabu (Chairperson of Eskom, Jabu Mabuza) and I have one thing in common: He’s chairman of the (South African Black) Taxi Association and one of the first (partners) in Business Partners was the taxi association. So I also have my own army. When those red guys come, they’ve gonna have to remember the taxi association.”

Rupert clearly indicated that he had a long-time friend who is the chairman of the taxi association; has his own army; the taxi associations are his business partners and therefore his private militia; and anyone who affects his interests will be subjected to taxi owners violence. He thus threatened to unleash black on black violence.

This strongly suggests that Rupert sponsored the taxi violence during and after the apartheid era. There’s also reason to believe that Rupert will not hesitate to set his private army on BLF. The two are enemies. Rupert has ten interdicts against BLF to prevent them from taking the land that he stole from blacks.

In mid February this year AfriForum lodged a complaint at the Equality Court in Johannesburg against BLF and its President, Andile Mngxitama. The complaint relates to a speech delivered on 08 December 2018 by President Mngxitama at a rally that took place at the Ikageng Stadium, in Ikakeng, Potchefstroom. During his address BLF President responded to Ruperts incitement of violence. He said that if Rupert unleashes his private militia of taxi bosses to kill one black person then BLF would respond with 5 white lives, including their women, children and pets. He pointed out that we will defend ourselves against the violence of Rupert – it is our right.

The relief sought by AfriForum includes inter alia the following orders: that the words expressed by President Mngxitama amount to hate speech; an unconditional apology; damages in the amount of R500 000.00; and referral of the Judgment and the evidence to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Yesterday, BLF filed its opposing affidavit in the Equality Court. We pointed out amongst other things as follows:

AfriForum has not proven its case and the Court must deny the relief it seeks. The underlying assumptions of the orders sought demonstrate the function of racism and arrogance by AfriForum. It is aimed at humiliating BLF and its President and reproducing the violence of colonialism. When perpetrating the black genocide whites acted indiscriminately making no distinction between black women, men, children and their pets – they killed them all. The reference to white children and women, as well as their pets is rhetorical and meant to create a mirror image and serve as a deterrent to the black on black violence threatened by Rupert.

BLF also made a general call to all the taxi associations. We asked them to tell Rupert, ‘We are not your militia. We are not your private army’.

The formation of a political party is un-circumscribed and free. It is a constitutional right. The consolidated effect of the complaint by AfriForum is to proscribe the existence of the BLF.

This case is politically motivated and malicious. It forms part of a long list of attempts by Afriforum to ban BLF. AfriForum will not succeed. BLF will be in parliament in 2019.

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

1 March 2019

Contact details

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Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Deputy President: Zanele Lwana
Cell: +27799867225

National Spokesperson: Lindsay Maasdorp
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Head of Media & Communications: Brian Tloubatla
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

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

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Rupert Unleashes Farmers on Surrounding Communities

Black First Land First (BLF) is outraged over the murder of Anele Ziko, the assault and attempted murder of two other young boys in Langeloop village in Mpumalanga by the racist settler colonizer Sarel Du Plessis.

It is clear that the racist killer Sarel Du Plessis is an agent of land thief, Johann Rupert’s right wing millitia. It is clear now that white farmers are emboldened to kill, enslave and abuse our people in South Africa by Rupert.

When Johann Rupert appeared on Power FM he promised to unleash unspeakable violence on black people. Further adding that he has the power to invoke black-on-black violence. To that BLF reiterates for every 1 black person Rupert kills, we retaliate with 5! Racist land theives have orchestrated black-on-black massacres in South Africa since the 1980s. We can never allow that to happen again.

Johann Rupert has declared war on black bodies and BLF reiterates that it is time for our people to defend themselves. The black oppressed community of Langeloop must do what is right, break the chains of the farm and count to five anything white.

Settler colonizers have come for our children, BLF reiterates the call for black people to defend our communities and defend our land by any means necessary!

Land or Death!

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Shut up Rupert, we are coming for our land!

Black First Land First (BLF) will intensify its attack on Johann Rupert, who remains the primary land thief and colonial master.

Rupert is an arrogant, racist, land thief who has built his wealth on apartheid and the enslavement of black people. He was among the thieves who stole R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) at the latter stages of apartheid. Rupert and the Oppenheimers represent 50% of black people’s wealth collectively. Rupert more recently summoned leading bankers and white captains of industry to hatch the plan to remove R500 billion from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in order to collapse the South African economy and force President Zuma to remove Des Van Rooyen as Minister of Finance.

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