BLF is saddened by the passing of Cde Khumbu Bavu

BLF is saddened by the passing of Cde Khumbu Bavu

Black First Land First (BLF) received the news of the passing of Comrade Khumbu Bavu with great sadness. Comrade Khumbu had served our movement with diligence and dedication. She was a leader with a clear revolutionary perspective and love for black people. The community of Tshwane and Eastern Cape has lost a true leader.

We shall always remember you Comrade Khumbu. Hamba Kahle qawe!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
26 August 2022

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Gandhi Baai
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BLF mourns the passing of a soldier

BLF mourns the passing of a soldier

Image: Nosipho Hlatshwayo

Black First Land First (BLF) sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Comrade Nosipho Hlatshwayo who has served our movement with firm commitment.

We learnt a lot from Comrade Nosipho’s vast knowledge of the indigenous systems. She hated white supremacy with all her heart and was a seasoned teacher and activist of Black Consciousness and Pan Afrikanism. The Azanian revolution has lost a soldier.

We say hamba kahle Comrade Nosipho. Go join the many other giants of the Azanian revolution like Steve Biko and Mapetla Mohapi.

Comrade Nosipho lives!!!

Issued by Andile Mngxitama, President of BLF
27 January 2022

BLF joins the world in celebrating the life of Bell Hooks

BLF joins the world in celebrating the life of Bell Hooks

Image: Bell Hooks

Black First Land First (BLF) has learned the liberating lesson of the indivisibility of oppression from the late Bell Hooks. We as a movement are indebted to her teachings which express the interlocking system of oppression as “imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist, patriarchal”. We agree with her characterisation. She taught us black feminism which is not based on demonising the black man. She taught us to be aware of the anti black world strategies which make both black men and women accomplices in the oppression schema that advances the anti black agenda of patriarchy.

We join the world in celebrating a life well lived in service of the greater good of black liberation. We shall continue to learn from her colossal body of work as we strive to develop a political resistance praxis which liberates all at once.

We are privileged to have lived in the era of such a giant.

You Bell Hooks, are the embodiment of a living black love. We hope to elaborate your ideas and operationalise them in practice.

Adios gentle giant.

Issued by Andile Mngxitama, President of BLF
16 December 2021

Condolences to family of Zindzi Mandela

Condolences to family of Zindzi Mandela

Black First Land First (BLF) sends its heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family on the passing Ma Zindzi Mandela.

The nation woke up this morning to the very sad news of the passing on of South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindziswa (affectionately known as Zindzi) Mandela.

Ma Zindzi is survived by her 4 children, husband and many brothers and sisters to whom we wish strength to sustain them during this difficult time.

BLF will always remember Mme Zindzi for the brave and outspoken warrior she was; the daughter who possessed her mother’s spirit of defiance; and the black woman who spent her whole life in service of her people.

We shall honor the memory of Comrade Zinzi Mandela by fighting for land return until victory.

We say, “hamba kahle qabane, defend the black nation as an ancestor the way you defended us while you lived.“

Akuhlanga lungehliyo

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
13 July 2020

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]
Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225