Failure to unite is to betray Biko

Failure to unite is to betray Biko

Steve Biko died literally in his quest for the unity of the liberation movement.

The apartheid government feared nothing more than the power that could come with black unity. Biko was in talks with the exiled ANC. This has been confirmed by Thabo Mbeki who was a close advisor of O.R. Tambo. Reverend Mayson had a small aeroplane in which Biko was to be flown to Botswana and back under the radar.

As part of this quest for unity Biko risked all and defied the apartheid banning order and drove all the way to Cape Town to meet with the leader of the New Unity Movement, Neville Alexander.

It is possible that the apartheid spy Craig Williamson was privy to these moves through his closeness to O.R. Tambo. The apartheid government panicked and murdered Biko.

We the followers of Biko are betraying his mission by failing to unite. The country is going back to whites in 2024. Unity is a matter of survival not a luxury anymore, and we are running out of time.

Let’s honor Biko by doing the right thing. Let’s form the Azanian Front!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
13 September 2022

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Happy 75th Birthday, Steve Biko

Happy 75th Birthday, Steve Biko

Our father, Stephen Bantu Biko, would be 75 years old today – he who died so that we may be free. He suffered like Jesus Christ to end our suffering here on earth. He knew the stand he took would lead to the death of the physical body, but would ensure the eternal life of his ideas. Today we remember he who gave up his life so that we can see Black!

Steve Biko was murdered by the racist, apartheid regime a year after the 1976 Black Power moment which had removed fear from the hearts of black people. He gave a blistering, no fears expressed testimony at the SASO trial in May 1976. In June the same year the children of Soweto said, “Ya Basta! Enough is Enough!” and they confronted the apartheid monster with their guiding Black Power battlecry and rocks!

We remember Biko – he who bequeathed to us Tsietsi Mashinini and Khotso Seatlholo, the undisputed leaders of the students.

Biko lives everytime blacks stand up to put Blacks First! We watch with bleeding hearts each time sellouts, who have no compunction giving political power to the enemies of Biko, proclaim his name whilst in practise entrenching white power.

We remember our messiah who gave us eyes to see Black, hear Black and love Black.

We remain stubbornly Bikoists.

Black First! Happy birthday, Biko our father!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
18 December 2021

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BLF remembers Biko

BLF remembers Biko

It’s Biko Day! 43 years later Steve Biko Lives! Black First Land First (BLF) is an orthodox Black Consciousness (BC) organization which insists on the application of Biko’s BC in its purest form because it represents a leap forward from the bowels of black nationalism that sprung from the first encounter between white oppression and black resistance.

BLF doesn’t hold commemoration events on June 16 and 12 September out of respect and recognition for the older Black Consciousness Movement components in South Africa (SA). We recognize that it was formations like the Azanian People’s Organization (AZAPO), and comrades like Tiyani Lybon Mabasa of the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA); Dr Aubrey Mokoape (former leader in SASO and BPC, and close friend and comrade of Biko) – who kept the memory of Biko alive at great cost to themselves and their families. BLF therefore doesn’t organize events that may compete with these older BC formations.

It remains the hope of BLF that all the BC organizations shall unite and provide the much needed leadership to our people.

Twenty six years after the the advent of democracy Biko is vindicated. SA is not liberated because it has abandoned the BC philosophy which puts blacks first.

BLF also notes the continued assault on the memory of Biko by the Steve Biko Foundation. This time around they have invited a self confessed FBI impimpi, Reverend Al Sharpton, to soil the name of Biko.

Biko lives!
Azania Shall Be Free!

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

12 September 2020

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BLF observes Biko Day by visiting family of late Jabu Baloyi

BLF observes Biko Day by visiting family of late Jabu Baloyi

Steve Biko, through his own example, teaches us that true leadership is selfless. Black First Land First (BLF) regards the actions of the late taxi driver, Jabu Baloyi, as revolutionary. Mr Baloyi is an unsung hero of the oppressed and forgotten. He stood up at the time when our leaders are absent in the midst of a deep crisis in the black community.

BLF shall pay its respect to the Baloyi family as part of our commitment to the ideals for which Steve Biko was prepared to lay his own life for. Love for black people, to the point of sacrificing one’s own life for others, is dear to the black consciousness ideal. Mr Baloyi embodied this value. It’s not by accident that he is not held up as a national hero. The values that he displayed threaten the self interested political leadership of South Africa (SA).

There are attempts to deflect attention from the fact that the state has abandoned the poor. The scourge of drug abuse, human trafficking, inner city open lawlessness, and abuse of the immigration laws by white monopoly capital to exploit and marginalize South African workers, are part of the decay that Jabu Baloyi stood up against.

Today is Biko Day. BLF says: remember the teachings of Steve Biko, remember the heroic sacrifices of Jabu Baloyi.

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

12 September 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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