The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by Cyril Ramaphosa was a statement of the ‘New Deal’ of the Democratic Alliance (DA) not of RET which is policy of the ANC.
Nowhere does RET find expression in the SONA by Ramaphosa. The clear sign of the rejection of RET was the invitation of the apartheid mass murderer FW de Klerk to the SONA. The invitation of de Klerk was a disgusting act by Cyril Ramaphosa and an affirmation to the apartheid forces that white power is back.
BLF has opened cases of multiple murders against FW de Klerk including massacres that he presided over in defence of apartheid. The invitation of de Klerk to the SONA strikes us as the meeting of the Marikana massacre and Boipatong massacre. Its an insult to the memory of the murdered.
BLF is even more disgusted by the respect shown to the mass murderer FW de Klerk by members of parliament who clapped for the apartheid killer while booing the name of President Zuma. How soon have we blacks forgotten? We are a sick people!
The SONA shows that RET is dead from the point of view of the President of the country. Cyril speaks a bit of RET but walks a lot of the New Deal. He speaks RET only to deceive.
No land expropriation under Ramaphosa
There is not going to be any land expropriation without compensation under Cyril Ramaphosa. We must decode what he means by land expropriation without compensation. Each time he mentions it he quickly cancels it with a racist logic that says that land can only be given back if the white agricultural sector is not affected. The lie that there is food security which will be affected negatively if blacks get land is colonial thinking by Cyril Ramaphosa. The ANC 54th Elective Conference has resolved on land expropriation without compensation. Ramaphosa says that there shall be consultations.
Unlike with the joke of internships instead of jobs, there are no time frames or targets for land expropriation without compensation. There is no plan or will for it. We can’t expect Cyril Ramaphosa to lead a process to take the land from his white friends and give it to blacks.
Mining Charter surrendered
The SONA has also killed the Mining Charter. Cyril Ramaphosa now says that the Mining Charter must be negotiated with the same mining bosses who reject the transformation of the mining sector.
No State Bank, no nationalisation of SARB
The SONA is silent on the development of a State Bank and Black Bank – no mention, no time lines, no targets! The most shocking of the SONA is its silence on the nationalisaiton of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Cyril Ramaphosa is defying the ANC and undermining RET.
Free education not for all
Ramaphosa’s pro white monopoly capital SONA was a direct attack on the ‘Free Education’ pronounced by President Zuma. Ramaphosa, instructed by the London/Stellenbosch mafia, says only first year students will get free education in 2018. This is not what Comrade Zuma had pronounced. Ramaphosa is eroding ‘Free Education’ because he wants his business partners in the banking system to make profits from poor students with expensive loans.
BLF rejects the SONA of 2018 – we are not bamboozled by good sounding English
BLF will watch how those who gave the SONA a standing ovation will now try to disagree. Its a superficial disagreement. Parliament has become a place of the hegemony of white monopoly capital ideology and interests. Blacks are not represented in parliament.
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
19 February 2018
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