Parliament must not lie about submissions on land expropriation

Parliament must not lie about submissions on land expropriation

Our movement, Black First Land First (BLF), is concerned that parliament is making a mockery of the process regarding public submissions on the review of section 25 of the constitution relating to land expropriation without compensation (LEWC). The report that parliament has received 700 000 submissions is simply not true. Parliament seems to be giving legitimacy to the gerrymandering program of the historical land thieves represented by the racist AfriForum.

It’s a known fact that AfriForum has been employing an online petition to send what is essentially one message, thousands of times to the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC). This is a thinly veiled attempt at skewing the submission process in favour of land thieves. The submission process is not a referendum but a deliberative process to deal with substantive arguments. Accepting AfriForum’s so called submissions amounts to turning a public engagement process into a referendum through the back door.

We also note the referendum style online petition by “Dear South Africa” that seeks to establish whether the people “object or support amendments to the constitution” and to ascertain their reasons for their responses. The mandate of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to the CRC clearly suggests parliament’s resolution to effect LEWC and accordingly the only thing left to establish and elaborate, is how this should be done. The Dear South Africa petition too is maliciously intended to flood the submission process so as to influence public opinion in favour of land thieves.

BLF has made substantial submissions to the CRC which is tasked with receiving and processing submissions. Our movement already has massive misgivings about the processing of the motion on LEWC. The BLF submissions outline these misgivings. The whole process was designed to delay any land redistribution and use the land question as a political footbal for the 2019 elections.

BLF calls on parliament to immediately give a commitment that it will deal with all of AfriForum’s multiple messages as one. If AfriForum wants a referendum, let it say so. We blacks have waited for more than 350 years for our land. Parliament is cautioned not to lend any more support to land thieves and their agents.

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

17 June 2018

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

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

No Land Expropriation Without Compensation – BLF was right!

No Land Expropriation Without Compensation – BLF was right!

Black First Land First (BLF) had warned the landless people of South Africa (SA) against the parliamentary fraud on land. The mainstream media has greatly assisted politicians to advance the lie that Land Expropriation Without Compensation (LEWC) will be achieved any time soon. The truth is that the Constitution won’t be amended before the 2019 general elections. Politicians are playing political games for votes.

The Constitutional Review Committee (Committee) tasked with “reviewing” section 25 of the Constitution has explained its mandate. The Committee says it will call for “public participation” from May 8th, 2018 starting in the Limpopo Province. The hearings are to gauge the “necessity” and “mechanism” for LEWC. In other words, the Committee will not be putting amendments before parliament in August this year but will be submitting recommendations from the “public hearings”.

The landless have been lied to. The whole parliamentary motion was a stunt to garner support in the 2019 elections – it was not for land return without payment. It was an act of propaganda to deceive our people into thinking that an agreement has been reached to amend the Constitution. Now the Committee is going back to seek the opinions of the public on a matter where national consensus has long been achieved. This is a delaying tactic.

BLF wishes to remind the landless majority that there has already been public hearings on land expropriation – a Bill to this effect is with the Public Works Portfolio Committee in parliament. All that was needed was to amend that Bill so as to bring it in line with the proposed constitutional amendments and if necessary test the enhanced Bill via public hearings. This would have ensured that the Constitution is amended before the 2019 elections.

BLF calls on our people to make it clear to all the political parties in parliament that if no amendment of section 25 of the Constitution is realized before the 2019 elections, then they will not vote for liars. Lets stop politicians from lying and making empty promises.

Land expropriation without compensation NOW – is possible! BLF won’t wait for parliament and liars. We shall continue with people-driven LEWC. The land is ours!

Land or death!

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

23 March 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

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

Beware of EFF games!

Today Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) directed by its handlers, the Italian mafioso Mazzotti and the British imperialist Lord Robin Renwick play a dangerous game with Radical Economic Transformation (RET) in parliament.

Mazzotti and Renwick have instructed EFF to go to parliament together with the anti RET arm of the ANC to turn the call for RET into a political football game.

The nation must remember the last time EFF undermined the call by President Zuma for land expropriation without compensation through teaming up with reactionary elements such as Jackson Mthembu, Derrick Hanekom and Pravin Gordahn to undermine that call in parliament.

Today EFF will cynically propose a motion to support RET – all calculated to make sure that the ANC anti-RET faction will oppose this.

This political game will then be used to try to suggest that President Jacob Zuma is not serious about RET.

Black First Land First (BLF) believes that EFF, Jackson Mthembu, Pravin Gordahn and other anti-RET elements are all colluding in a conspiracy to undermine RET and this will manifest today in parliament.

The proposal by EFF today is designed by white monopoly capital and supported and coordinated by the Italian mafioso and also British imperialism. This is how the try to undermine RET. If EFF is serious about RET, all it needs to do is to express its support for President Jacob Zuma’s call for RET; the call for the Mining Charter; and the call for land expropriation without compensation. These do not need stupid games in parliament. All it needs is a meeting of revolutionaries where a united front for RET would be called for.

BLF supports a genuine move for RET that is why on the 18th of November 2017 it will hold a RET rally in support of Radical Economic Transformation Now!

We support President Zuma. We also support candidates in the ANC that are for RET.
It is sad that what is going to happen in parliament it is a game that is meant to confuse our people – it is a game that is meant to undermine RET.

We call on our people to be alert. We ask our people to be aware of the agenda of white settler monopoly capital in cahoots with western imperialism including the Italian paymasters of EFF that are going to come today in parliament.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
7 November 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

20 000 farms on sale – don’t buy stolen property!

Black First Land First (BLF) is informed that white farmers are selling their farms in a panic to avoid the people’s land expropriation without compensation revolution. BLF has set in motion a process to establish Land Expropriation Committees across the nation to take back the land. Now, Farmers Weekly reports that over 20 000 farms are on sale – the highest number to be put on sale in the last 20 years.

BLF warns everyone not to buy stolen property. All the land in white hands is stolen property. Those who buy stolen goods must know that they are involved in criminal activity. They must not be surprised when the people take back their land. BLF reiterates – do not buy stolen property! Don’t become an accomplice to criminal transactions. The land has its rightful owners who are coming to take it back.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
21 July 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First

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

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664