NPA must send the human trafficker back to jail

NPA must send the human trafficker back to jail

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the sentence given to the Cape Town white woman of a 10-year suspended sentence for human trafficking, amongst other serious crimes.

Camilla de Waal Rossouw who is 32 years old, was sentenced last Friday by the High Court in Cape Town. The court has shown that if you are white you can commit heinous crimes and you will be let off the hook.

Human trafficking is serious in South Africa. Children and women are the most affected. This sentence encourages whites to carry out these sorts of crimes. If the perpetrator were black, the court would have correctly sentenced them to life but because it’s a white woman the court is prepared to look the other way.

This woman is dangerous; she pleaded guilty to over 11 charges which included kidnapping a child, human trafficking, trafficking for sexual slavery, assault, keeping of a brothel, living on the proceeds of prostitution and extortion involving more than R3 million.

This woman belongs in jail. BLF shall immediately write to the NPA to appeal the sentence. Next month South Africa observes the month of no abuse against women and children. Howevesentences like this makes a mockery of efforts to end gender based violence.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
09 November 2020

Contact Details

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

EFF & Uniliver protect executive who produced Clicks racist advert

EFF & Uniliver protect executive who produced Clicks racist advert

Black First Land First (BLF) rejects the sell-out agreement between the EFF and Unilever.

BLF had cautioned that the EFF was entering into a CODESA like sell-out deal. We were right. The whole negotiations served  to protect the executive who was responsible for the racist advertisement. We now believe that the executive is a white man.

Both the EFF and Unilever agreed to lie to the nation and say that the responsible executive has left the country. South Africa (SA) is under Covid-19 lockdown and international travel is banned. How could the executive have left the country? It’s a pure lie to protect the racist.

BLF will write a letter to Unilever and demand that it reveals the name of the executive, and gives 51% ownership to blacks without further delay.

We will not allow the EFF to protect the racist executive and racism in exchange for 10 000 sanitary pads and 5 black students getting bursaries.

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

11 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

To end racism 51% of Clicks must be black owned now!

To end racism 51% of Clicks must be black owned now!

Black First Land First (BLF) is aware that Julius Malema is on the verge of pick pocketing Clicks. A meeting like that of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) will be held today with Clicks. This tea and biscuits meeting follows the same pattern of meetings like those held with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) executives after the 50,000 people march in October 2015. After the meeting with the JSE, the demands of the march were forgotten. The same happened after Malema’s meeting with Patrice Motsepe who was threatened with exposing his role in the Independent Power Producers (PPIs) situation.

BLF supports all genuine struggles against any acts of racism. However, we are critical of the opportunistic use of struggles against racism for self-aggrandizement by corrupt politicians.

Clicks is bullied into meetings to cut deals but not to end racism. The only way to end the racism of Clicks is to demand 51% black ownership of the business – with workers and the unemployed youth being beneficiaries, not any politician.

BLF therefore calls on Clicks to show authentic remorse by giving real black ownership of 51% to its black workers and the unemployed youth.

Racism will not be brought to an end by platitudes and meetings. No more CODESA-like sellout solutions. Only real black empowerment will end racism.

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

10 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Kallie Kriel to answer charges of hate speech and racism laid by BLF tomorrow

Kallie Kriel to answer charges of hate speech and racism laid by BLF tomorrow

The Equality Court sitting at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court will tomorrow hear arguments on the complaint of Black First Land First (BLF) against the racist Kallie Kriel of Afriforum.

Kriel, representing the racist organization called Afriforum, will answer to a charge of hate speech amounting to racism. He is in clear contravention of section 10 of the Equality Act in that he committed hate speech by saying that Apartheid was not a crime against humanity. This is contrary to the established international law which has been been legislated upon by South Africa (SA). Kriel has not only denied that apartheid is a crime against humanity, but he has also gone further to defend his racist, hurtful, harmful, utterances of hatred.

Afriforum does not hide the fact that it’s a pro apartheid organization. Regarding it’s mission it says, “Afriforum works to ensure that the basic prerequisites for the existance of Afrikaners are met; by acting as a credible Afrikaner interest organization…”. Moreover, it identifies itself as part of the “Solidarity movement – outside the workplace on national level to handle the impact of the current political realities facing Afrikaners…”.

Judge Mojapelo’s description of Afriforum is instructive. He found that, “Afriforum is essentially about Afrikaner interests”.

This Afrikaner organization has defended the apartheid flag; and funded legal representation (Gerrie Nel and Barry Roux) to defend convicted Afrikaner criminals (Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte) who murdered an innocent black child, Matlhomola Mosweu in 2017. Now the same Afriforum says that Apartheid was not a crime against humanity. This is open racism. It’s the irony of ironies that the South African mainstream media, including the SABC, calls this bunch of apartheid apologists a “civil rights organization”.

BLF has asked the court to take strong action against these racists.

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

25 September 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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