BLF welcomes ANC resolution for Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture

BLF welcomes  ANC resolution for Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture

Black First Land First (BLF) supports the ANC resolution for a Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture beyond the allegations of state capture by the Guptas. In other words, the liberating factor here is that the terms of reference would include state capture by both the Guptas and white monopoly capital.

BLF applauds the ANC for taking this bold decision. This suggests a commitment to ending all corruption and is in line with its undertaking on realizing Radical Economic Transformation (RET).

It must be stated that on 10 December 2016 BLF had already called for the scope of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCOI) on state capture to be extended. To this end BLF requested that the scope of the JCOI – already requested on 31 March 2016 for state capture by white capital involving Johann Rupert and 8 others – to be extended to allow for all complaints on state capture including on the Guptas.

We say, if the Guptas are corrupt let them be investigated. We do note that to date no charges have been preferred against them. The Oakbay bank accounts were closed by the banks on mere allegations of fraud, -nothing proven – yet numerous white companies with serious criminal cases (including offences relating to financial outflows) pending against them, still have operational bank accounts.

BLF says to President Zuma that the JCOI must take into account the following foundational facts: the root of all corruption in South Africa is land theft by whites from blacks since 1652; this country is accordingly founded on corruption since that date; and It is therefore historically incorrect that President Zuma, and the Guptas are the most corrupt people in the country.

We note that every time white corruption is mentioned the white owned media highlights the so called corruption of the Gupta family or that of President Zuma. Former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has consistently intimated that the state and some people are captured by the Guptas whenever he has been accused of being conflicted, compromised and corrupt and to this end beholden to white monopoly capital. This situation cannot be allowed to continue. A JCOI with comprehensive terms of reference should serve to put the RET in a trajectory towards the institutional destruction of white monopoly capital.

White corruption has historically been ignored by the white owned media, opposition political parties, and NGO funded civil society groups and other entities.

Today we see at every turn.how the most corrupt are leading the fight against corruption. They even call others corrupt so as to institute regime change by removing a democratically elected President and replacing him with a puppet of Western imperialism.

We have already seen this happen in Brazil where the most corrupt have teamed up with imperialism and reactionary opposition parties – using the same strategy of “fighting corruption” – to conduct a coup against a democratically elected president.

We must deal with corruption directly or else we run the risk of counter revolutionary forces being bought by white monopoly capital to entrench white corruption under the guise of fighting corruption. We must defend our national sovereignty by dealing courageously with all corruption and acting decisively against the root of all corruption – white monopoly capital.

The 1994 moment didn’t end this foundational corruption of historical land theft. Hence white settler monopoly capital continues undeterred in its path of looting and plundering with impunity. Also white corruption is hidden from view and normalised by the white owned media.

We seek to make visible the invisible hand of white monopoly capital. To this end the following instances of corruption are instructive in so far as the JCOI probe relates to corruption by white monopoly capital:

The R50 billion stolen by the construction cartel during the 2010 FIFA world cup and exposed by the Competition Commission; the R26 billion stolen from the South African Reserve Bank by, amongst others, Johann Rupert and ABSA Bank; the looting of South African Airways (SAA) by the likes of Coleman Andrews and his consulting firm Bain & Company; the Oppenheimer family operating a private airport inside a national key point and demanding that it be given rights to upgrade into an international private airport; and the billions of rands that leave the shores of SA illegally as “illicit financial outflows” daily.

President Zuma, we call upon you to do the right thing. Step forward and lead! Use your constitutional powers to put an end to corruption. Set up the much needed JCOI on state capture with comprehensive terms of reference to deal with all corruption!

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

31 May 2017

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
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BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

Black First Land First Statement

Black First Land First (BLF) commends Minister Gigaba in his appointment of Professor Chris Malikane from Wits university as his advisor. Prof Malikane has an impeccable track record as an intellectual and academic working to answer the problems of oppression and exploitation of the black majority. Prof Malikane is a principled scholar and respected economist. His analysis is pro black and pro poor. His consistency since his student days as a warrior for black liberation marks him out as the kind of advisory to help the Minister move Treasury from the clutches of white monopoly capital.

BLF notes the hostile media reports from the Johann Rupert funded Sunday Times. The white owned media has started a demonisation campaign against Prof Malikane instead of engaging his radical ideas with depth and seriousness. BLF considers the proposal penned by Prof Malikane a sound road map to towards the much needed Radical Economic Transformation.

We call upon all honest intellectual and the uncaptured academics to engage with the proposal of Professor Malikane. On our part as a movement BLF shall be hosting a public debate in the “Malikane proposals”

BLF calls upon minister Gigaba to resist the noise of white monopoly capital and give an attentive ear to his able advisor. We call upon all progressive intellectuals and academics; organizations of the poor and excluded to support Professor Malikane in his delicate responsibility to help the Miniser leave the anti black; anti poor and corrupt legacy of Pravin Gordhan behind and put people before profits.

Save SA protesters paid to protest against religious celebration

Save SA protesters paid to protest against religious celebration

Black First Land First Statement

It has come to the attention of Black First Land First (BLF) that the civil society arm of white monopoly capital, Save South Africa (Save SA), is spreading lies about our movement. To this end Save SA is circulating a statement on social media, under the name of Johannesburg Against Injustice, which is devoid of any truth. This occurred after BLF had persuaded, through dialogue, a few demonstrators to abandon their misguided action at the South African National Museum of Military History (Military Museum) in Saxonwold yesterday. Some of the Save SA demonstrators made it clear that they didn’t agree with the demonstration and we’re in fact paid to protest against a religious event they didn’t even understand.

BLF was asked specifically by the community of Lodium to protect it against what they called “the hired thugs of Johann Rupert”. In this regard, BLF was called to assist the community after Johann Rupert’s thugs had forced some community members out of a bus which was going to the Military Museum where a religious event was to be held. 

BLF subsequently dealt with the thugs and thus made it possible for the people to attend their religious event.

It would seem that the same thugs, or a contingent of this group, were paid to also disrupt the religious event at the Military Museum. When BLF arrived st the museum we found a small group of people shouting and disrespecting a religious sermon. Evidently, white demonstrators were the leaders and organisers of this disruption.

BLF believes in “peace amongst blacks” as a principle. Informed by this, we engaged the black demonstrators in critical dialogue and upon being enlightenment some joined BLF. 

Others called a caucus amongst themselves and decided to disperse peacefully. Moreover, many felt that they were misled by whites about the protest and were grateful to BLF for enlightening them. 

BLF notes the fascism of white monopoly capital, the white owned media, and the white controlled foreign funded civil society organisations. These entities do not respect the rights of those that they have designated as the enemy. 

Recently we saw the public brutalisation of Africa News Network (ANN7) journalists. This infringement of media freedom was applauded and celebrated by hypocrites like the white controlled and foreign funded Right2Know Campaign, Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) as well as the Johann Rupert funded South African National Editors Forum (SANEF). 

Now as the religious rights of the Gupta family are being violated we note the silence of the captured section of the church such as the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and other religious groupings which, like most white controlled civil society entities, are driven by a selective morality in defence of white monopoly capital. 

It is concerning that religious organizations, across the spectrum, have not spoken out against the denial of religious rights on this matter. 

In this country, even those convicted of serious crimes are never denied the freedom to religion. Yet, Johann Rupert thinks he can do so with impunity. 

Blacks have allowed whites to pray in peace despite the fact that their churches have historically colluded with colonialism to steal our land and demonize our religions. 

We ask today, where was the Save SA campaign and its affiliates when we marched and protested:

1. For land expropriation without compensation;

2. Against the theft of R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank by apartheid era white capitalist criminals;

3. Against the corruption by the 18 banks (Absa, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited and 16 others) found to have been involved in collusion by the Competition Commission;

4. For ABSA to pay back the money it stole from the South African Reserve Bank;

5. For Free Decolonised Education;

6. Against the corruption of white monopoly capital of over R563 billion;

7. Against the Pravin Gordhan induced corruption at the South African Airways (SAA);

8. For a Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Banks;

9. For nationalization of the South African Reserve Bank;

10. For the criminal prosecution of F.W. De Klerk and Adrian Vlok regarding their involvement in the multiple murders of blacks during the apartheid era; and 

11. For Lonmin to pay reparations regarding the Marikana massacre.

When real issues (like the above) which affect our people are being addressed, outfits such as Save SA and its bogus extensions like the Gujarati Network South Africa and Johannesburg Against Injustice are nowhere to be seen.

BLF shall continue to defend and protect anyone who comes under attack from whites. This commitment includes protecting the Gupta family amongst other targets of white monopoly capital and its defenders.

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

17 April 2017

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Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664
Fax: +27 86 401 0451

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE SUCCESS OF ITS LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN SOWETO ON 14 MAY 2016

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE SUCCESS OF ITS LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN SOWETO ON 14 MAY 2016

Over 800 delegates from across the country attended the Black First Land First (BLF) Launch Conference in Soweto yesterday at which the Black Agenda for blacks only was adopted. The Conference was addressed by, amongst others by Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo in Khayelitsha as well as by the veteran social and woman’s liberation activist Bev Ditsie. Two speakers emphasized black unity and black love:

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