Black First Land First (BLF) considers the latest round of attacks on our movement as part of a well coordinated strategy to undermine the revolutionary work of our organization and other progressive organisations. The white owned media is on high drive in defence of land thieves – day in and day out the white owned media manufactures fake news about BLF. This is expected. Our enemies are worried and concerned.
The reason why white monopoly capital and its media are running a propaganda campaign against BLF is to try and divert attention from the R4.3 billion corruption that happened in Treasury under the former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. The invention of fake emails is part of the strategy to force the attention of the nation away from the proven corruption at Treasury and to find easy diversions through gossip and fake news production. BLF challenges the white owned media to produce the full emails, not the clearly fake e-mails attributed to the leaders of our organization.
For the record, BLF has no moral or political objections to ask for funds from the Guptas, any individual or any other entity it may decide to ask for funds from. What is despicable is the lies told about funding which has never been given. What we know is that its the Democratic Alliance (DA) and many other political parties that got funding from the Gupta family. The Gupta family has not been found guilty of any criminal activities. BLF challenges all political parties to reveal the sources of their funding and stop the hypocrisy.
The white owned media has deliberately suppressed news of how Julius Malema has openly begged for money from Johann Rupert, the corrupt land thief. It is not speculation that Malema asked for money from Rupert. There is hard evidence, not fake emails to support this. Yet the white owned media is totally silent about this.
BLF understands that the fake e-mails are also used as propaganda to deflect attention from the very successful Land Imbizo it held over the weekend in Soweto. White monopoly capital is worried about the Soweto Land Declaration and its Program of Action which calls for, amongst other things, land expropriation without compensation by the landless themselves. The Land Imbizo was attended by more than 5000 delegates from across the country and from all the provinces.
As part of the imbizo resolution BLF will be seeking meetings with the ruling party and the President of the country Mr Jacob Zuma. BLF shall also take a trip to Zimbabwe to meet President Mugabe. The Imbizo also called for the establishment of Land Expropriation Committees to take back the land.
Nothing will deter us from pursuing the agenda for land return.
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
1 June 2017
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