BLF vindicated, there shall be no land expropriation without compensation

BLF vindicated, there shall be no land expropriation without compensation

The former President Kgalema Motlanthe has finally told the truth about land expropriation. He has now told the nation that there shall be no land expropriation without compensation (LEWC). This is exactly what Black First Land First (BLF) has been saying even before the May 2019 elections. The political parties, like the African National Congress (ANC) under Cyril Ramaphosa and the VBS looting Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), are too deep inside the pockets of land thieves to push for LEWC. Motlanthe has vindicated BLF.

The ANC of Ramaphosa is busy with the privatization of public assets. They have no interest in addressing the land question. This is because Ramaphosa was given R1 billion by land thieves to buy the 2017 ANC conference in Nasrec. How can Ramaphosa expropriate the land of his benefactors and handlers?

On the other hand, the EFF is too busy with the looting of VBS and tender corruption in the metros that they rule with the DA. LEWC is not a priority when there are Range Rovers and Louis Vuitton to be chased. When this is compounded (as it is) by the undisclosed election funding the EFF got from the same land thieves, you end up with the humiliation of celebrating the so called expropriation of abandoned and derelict buildings.

There are three parallel processes purporting to deal with LEWC. There is firstly the committee set up by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to pursue the LEWC parliamentary process. Then there is also an expropriation bill which was already clandestinely announced last December. Thirdly there is the Advisory Land Panel report. All these processes have come to a stand still.

BLF will write to the speaker of parliament to demand action on the promises that both the ANC and the EFF have made to the voters on land expropriation. These two parties have the required two thirds majority to amend the constitution but they won’t do so.

The votes of BLF in the previous election were stolen because land thieves know that the land issue wouldn’t have been so easily shifted if we were in parliament. That’s why the main representative of land thieves, the Freedom Front Plus has instigated the banning of BLF.

BLF repeats that there will be no LEWC because the two parties which are supposed to push for it, can’t go against their benefactors.

Kgalema Motlanthe is indeed opposed to land expropriation but he is telling the truth about LEWC. It won’t happen under this lot.

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

21 October 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Ramaphosa’s Land Panel is betrayal of landless

Ramaphosa’s Land Panel is betrayal of landless

President Cyril Ramaphosa continues to defy the interests of black people. The so called Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture (Advisory Land Panel) has finally issued its report. The panelists were carefully selected amongst a pool of commentators and academics whose opposition to land expropriation without compensation (LEWC) is not a secret. The outcomes of the report were predetermined.

Ramaphosa is doing everything to avoid the expropriation of the land of white farmers. This is not surprising because land thieves are some of the biggest contributors to his campaign which ensured that he could buy the presidency of the country. Tony Leon has revealed that at least one land thief donated R30 million to Ramaphosa’s presidency campaign to stop LEWC.

Ramaphosa raised over R400 million from land thieves which enabled him to buy the ANC Nasrec conference. His presidency was thus secured through a very corrupt process and he’s now working to please his funders.

The Advisory Land Panel report is part of a number of parallel processes, all aimed at confusing the landless. There is the committee set up by the Minister for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to persue the LEWC parliamentary process. There is also an expropriation bill which was already secretly announced during the holiday season last December. Then there is this Advisory Land Panel report.

Black First Land First (BLF) rejects the Advisory Land Panel report with the contempt it deserves. The panel recommends expropriation of useless land and empty buildings in the city. This is an insult to black people. As if that is not enough, the panel decides to recommend the expropriation of the Ingonyama Trust. This shows how anti black the panel is.

The land question is a serious matter. Around 35 000 white families own up to 80% of the total land in this country. Blacks remain landless and poverty stricken 25 years after so called democracy. The panel’s recommendations will ensure that no change happens.

BLF further warns the landless that the top three parties in parliament are in the pockets of white monopoly capital (WMC). This means that there shall be no LEWC via the current parliament.

The Advisory Land Panel report is an insult to the memory of Chris Hani, who warned about the CODESA sell out settlement. Here’s Chris Hani speaking Land or death!

“I didn’t go to prison, I wasn’t jumping around on the streets, I was in the forefront of the MK soldiers. I was one of the first to cross the Zambezi River, I saw the blood of our people flowing like a river, my people didn’t die fighting for the freedom of movement but they died fighting for land, so therefore I cannot let their blood go in vain by signing this document. I will not sign this until you return our land!!”.

That’s what he said when he walked out of CODESA while Ramaphosa was happy to sign the document.

BLF will call a Land Imbizo with organizations of the landless to chart a way forward including planning for mass land occupations.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
29 July 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF: Ramaphosa and Malema delivered Stellenbosch SONA Performance!

Black First Land First (BLF) rejects the nightmarish State of the Nation Address (SONA), as a scripted Stellenbosch performance agreed to by all in parliament, including Cyril Ramaphosa and Julius Malema.

Ramaphosa’s inaugral SONA post his 2019 election as president of South Africa (SA) failed to speak to any of the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) resolutions take.

Expectedly so, Ramaphosa failed to speak to Nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), and was silent on Land Expropriation Without Compensation amongst other.

As this script unfolded, the one party rightwing parliament sat in unison as Ruperts SONA proceeded, Ramaphosa delivered for land thieves, and Malema was silent.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under the leadership of Julius Malema refused to disrupt the Marikana murderer, refused to ask why the land has not been returned to the black majority. The toy soldiers sat as church mice, a complete turnaround from the days they would distrupt the only sitting President to call for land to be returned to the black majority without paying, President Zuma.

BLF recognises Ramaphosas scripted performance as in tune with his longterm service to white capital.

BLF notes too, no matter how much radical rhetoric, sloganeering, and soldierish masquarsding Malema does, he has been castrated and has no appetite to fight for the return of land or expose Ramaphosa as a servant of his very boss, Johann Rupert.

BLF calls on the black majority to recognise that black people do not have a fighting force in parliament who will represent black interests and thus demand land expropriation without compensation NOW!

BLF thus warns as we reiterate, There Will Be No Land Expropriation Without Compensation!

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

21 June 2019

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]

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

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

The ANC of Ramaphosa must stop lying about land expropriation

The ANC of Ramaphosa must stop lying about land expropriation

It is beyond reasonable doubt that there will be no amendment to the constitution to effect land expropriation without compensation (LEWC). Parliament is scheduled to be dissolved by the end of March this year for the general elections. As Black First Land First (BLF) has consistently said, there will be no amendment to the constitution.

Yesterday during the joint sitting of parliament when Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address (SONA) was being debated, the Chief Whip of the African National Congress (ANC) Jackson Mthembu misled  the nation yet again. He claimed that the constitution will be amended. This is a blatant lie. Procedurally, there is no possibility of an amendment going through before parliament is dissolved for the forthcoming elections.

That Mthembu is lying is known to both the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the ANC, but both organizations are sworn to an oath of deception. The landless deserve to know the truth about what is going on about land expropriation. The ANC and EFF lied about land expropriation in February 2018. They never intended to do it.

BLF will be writing to the speaker of parliament to ask her to take action against the lying Mthembu. It is clear that right now there is no organization in parliament that represents the interests of the landless. BLF will never betray the landless majority. That’s why it will be in parliament!
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

13 February 2019

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Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
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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