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

Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

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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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

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

BLF charges whites for annual murder of 20, 000 blacks

BLF charges whites for annual murder of 20, 000 blacks
Today we remember Steve Biko’s teachings. Black First Land First (BLF) put the blame for the annual murders of about 20,000 black people squarely at the doorstep of white people of South Africa. You created the conditions that has turned the ghetto into a slaughter house. You created hell on earth for us and heaven for yourselves.

The annual murder rate is a direct creation of colonialism, apartheid and white supremacy. Without changing this evil system of power there is no hope for peace. We live in the middle of a war zone. The lives of black children are cut short systematically. The racist distribution of land and wealth ignites fights at alarming rates of death amongst the dispossessed.

Like Steve Biko, we charge the entire white community for the murders in the townships and squatter camps.
Biko, looking at crime in the black township, said:

“Township life alone makes it a miracle for anyone to live up to adulthood. There are situations of absolute want, in which black will kill black to be able to survive. This is the basis for vandalism, murder, rape and plunder that goes on while the real source of evil – white society – is sun-tanning on exclusive beaches or relaxing in their bourgeois homes.”

Biko was clear about who the real cause of evil is in black lives. The black condition is a creation of white people. BLF echoes Steve Biko and equally says that the 20,000 black people murdered annually is a direct creation of whites.

Whites need to repent, pay reparations and return our land. Only then shall peace return to black people.

BLF commits itself to fight until black people are liberated and peace is returned to our lives.

Land or death!

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

12 September 2018

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Zanele Lwana
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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Brian Tloubatla
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