BLF appalled by fake news manufacturing Daily Maverick

BLF appalled by fake news manufacturing Daily Maverick

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The revelation by the former scribe of Daily Maverick (DM), Karabo Modiba, that he was paid to write propaganda pieces against certain leaders doesn’t surprise Black First Land First (BLF) at all. DM has long stopped being an objective media outlet when it chose to be the bulldog of the Stellenbosch Mafia against Radical Economic Transformation (RET). Based on this agenda, fake news is generated against leaders considered to be supporters of RET.

DM’s unethical journalism is based on demonizing without fact anyone considered anti Stellenbosch and protecting all agents of the white monopoly capital (WMC) agenda. That’s why when Julius Malema had been on the offensive against President Zuma to undermine RET, he was considered a champion of anti corruption despite piles of evidence to the contrary. It was only when there was a fallout amongst the pro Stellenbosch gang that DM decided to investigate Malema as if he had not been involved in corruption all along.

The same unethical conduct of defending corruption, so long as it’s undertaken by the pro Stellenbosch agents, is seen in the lack of interest to investigate the CR17 leaders like Pravin Gordhan even when evidence is increasing against them.

Modiba has done journalism a great service by speaking out. BLF calls on all the students and other contributors to DM to come forward and tell the truth about how they have been paid to act as anti RET bots.

The paid attack on the person and integrity of Dr Iqbal Survé must be understood within the context of a drive by WMC to have total censorship of Independent Media. The ultimate aim is to have only the voice of WMC masquerading as the media. That is why DM was in active suport of those who worked tirelessly to shutdown ANN7.

The apartheid like reporting practices of DM makes a strong case for the establishment of an independent media tribunal to defend freedom of the press and promote fair reporting to end the current mass manufacturing of fake news and unwarranted attacks on individuals not associated with WMC.

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

10 March 2020

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF rejects Tito’s budget in toto

BLF rejects Tito’s budget in toto

Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, delivers his budget speech in parliament yesterday. Image: Sunday Times

The budget speech delivered by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, is nothing short of a direct attack on the poor and a brake on national reconstruction. Mboweni gave nuts and bolts to the pro Stellenbosch State of the Nation Address (SONA). This was therefore a Stellenbosch budget.

To pacify the poor, Mboweni threw some crumbs at them with one hand whilst taking it all back with another hand. What is the use of raising social grants but taking away the food of children by cutting the budget for the school feeding scheme? The burden to feed the child will invariably go to the grandparents and thereby erode even the nominal increases announced.

The fact that the Stellenbosch budget was approved by the top three political parties in parliament, shows that Stellenbosch is indeed in charge.

The Stellenbosch budget attack on social expenditure is evil. Mboweni will take away money from education, healthcare, and the municipalities. This means suffering for the poor.

Mboweni has also unleashed the destruction of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to accelerate the privatization of these entities. The allocation to Eskom is intended to fund the independent power producers (IPPs) which are empowered to take over from Eskom and sell directly to the public, thereby making electricity unaffordable for the ordinary people. This is treasonous and must not be pardoned, even after this regime has been moved from power. The same goes for the allocation for the South African Airways (SAA) – this is taking money from building hospitals and giving it to the friends of Coleman Andrews who bankrupted the SAA.

The proposals regarding the State Bank and the Sovereign Wealth Fund make no difference in a neoliberal policy environment. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is an existing wealth fund but it empowers white capital. It’s shocking to hear that money for the Sovereign Wealth Fund will come from privatisation.

The State Bank annouced by Mboweni is an irrelevant red herring in the environment where existing state banks are being destroyed. The Land Bank is underfunded and has just been thrown to the vulturous rating agencies. The same situation applies to the Postbank, and Ithala Bank – to name a few. Furthermore, government is selling its 50% share equity in the African Bank after a massive bail out on its part. In other words, government already owns 50% of a commercial bank. Black First Land First (BLF) rejects the state bank of Stellenbosch which will not give blacks interest free loans.

The budget speech has inadvertently revealed how the Stellenbosch parliament functions. The Democratic Alliance (DA) sets the policy agenda, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) provides a left cover for the DA’s right wing policies, and the African National Congress (ANC) implements those policies.

BLF rejects the budget speech in its entirety. We call on the poor and workers to demand a pro people budget.

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

27 February 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF-WC to march to KPMG in Stellenbosch

Black First Land First Western Cape (BLF-WC) released a statement yesterday highlighting the extent which the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Stellenbosch municipality were captured by KPMG. After KPMG noticed our vigorous statement and action plan resulting from the police and municipality declining our 27 November 2018 march, they quickly alerted the Stellenbosch municipality to approve our march permit ASAP.

Either way we know that even if they had declined to approve our permit, the law allows for protests to occur without prior notice. A recent Constitutional Court ruling declares a section of the Gatherings Act unconstitutional because it limits and criminalises peaceful protests.

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KPMG, the rogue bulldog of White Monopoly Capital, has captured the Stellenbosch municipality and SAPS

Black First Land First Western Cape (BLF-WC) has undertaken to march to the KPMG head office in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, on the 27 November 2018, because KPMG is a rogue firm which has come to influence the politics of South Africa. We have seen KPMG’s rogue behavior by their withdrawal of a report on the SARS rogue unit, which implicated Stellenbosch’s man Pravin Gordhan. The 18 trumped up charges relating to 783 payments that President Zuma allegedly received were followed due to recommendations from a report compiled by KPMG in order to cast him as corrupt in order to achieve regime change. More recently, they legitimized the looting of VBS Bank.

KPMG has assisted in destroying black business where banks have illegally closed black people’s accounts, like they did with the Guptas.

BLF-WC has gone through the process of applying for a legal march and submitted all documents on time to the police. Our first submission was on 30 October, we got feedback on 7 November. We resubmitted on 8 November with the changes they highlighted. We received negative feedback again on 15 November. We submitted again on 16 November and got negative feedback again on 19 November. As part of our submissions we submitted lists of march leaders and marshals. In essence we fulfilled all of the requirements.

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