BLF supports Zama Zama march today

The artisanal miners otherwise known as the Zama Zama miners will today at 10am march to the Department of Mineral Resources and Economic Affairs (DMR) in Pretoria.

Black First Land First (BLF) President Andile Mngxitama and members will join the march, which includes the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua) and Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers (KAMW), in solidarity with the miners. BLF believes that the Zama Zama miners are the legitimate owners of the South African minerals. White monopoly capital has no right to mine on our stolen land.

The march will be conducted under the following details:

Date: 15 August 2017 (today)
Time: 10am
Assembly point: Pretoria Art Museum, corner of Princes Park street and Francis Baard street, Pretoria

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

15 August 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
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Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF rejects non apology of City Press

Black First Land First (BLF) has seen the so called apology published by the City Press after losing the appeal for writing fake news about a BLF event. City Press has lied about what Professor Malikane said at the BLF Blacks in Dialogue (BiD) event in April 2017.

We laid a complaint with the Press Ombud who found in favour of BLF. Instead of apologizing as ordered, City Press then appealed the Ruling of the Press Ombud. However, City Press lost again when their application for leave to appeal was dismissed by the Appeals Panel on 19 July 2017 via Judge Ngoepe. But City Press has been undeterred for three weeks – as it refused to comply with the Ruling of the Press Ombud ordering it to apologize to Prof Malikane.

BLF had subsequently written to the Press Ombud to get City Press to comply with the Ombud’s Ruling. However, instead of complying City Press has yet again written a fake apology. BLF rejects this apology and has written to the Press Ombud to get due compliance from City Press.

City Press, Media24, AmaBhungane and Daily Maverick regularly write fake news in defence of white monopoly capital. BLF has lodged another complaint with the Press Ombud about fake stories by these bulldogs of white monopoly capital. We know that they don’t do journalism – they do white propaganda.

BLF demands a proper apology. We reject the non apology written in the same modus operandi of fake news that these outlets specialize in. its clear why AmaBhungane and Daily Maverick are running away from a debate with BLF. They know they will be exposed!
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

9 August 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664


 

Court orders AmaBhungane to debate BLF

Court orders AmaBhungane to debate BLF

The High Court yesterday ordered AmaBhungane to have a debate with Black First Land First (BLF) about the fake news including fake emails that the movement and its leader has been falsely implicated in. BLF had told the Court that AmaBhungane is running away from an open debate because it is afraid of being exposed for being manufacturers of fake news.

AmaBhungane wanted the Court to sentence the leader of BLF, Comrade Andile Mngxitama, to a three months term of imprisonment coupled with a the payment of a fine by both BLF and its leader in the amount of R100 000, payable within seven days. The Court did not agree with these punitive measures demanded by AmaBhungane. Yes, in this regard the Court didn’t agree with the relief sought by AmaBhungane – even without hearing BLF’s side of the story. If BLF was given a chance to put its version of the story before Court then, and in that event, even the most racist of judges would have dismissed the application of AmaBhungane and the white journalists.

BLF is calling on AmaBhungane to stop running away from debating with it. The Court has now spoken. It also observed that the AmaBhungane owner and alleged apartheid spy, Sam Sole, seemed dazed by its decision. The Judge was driven to asked Sole as to why he looked confused? On the other hand, the Judge had complimentary things to say about BLF Provincial leader, Abie Letsoalo. This is a good indication of how a debate between BLF and AmaBhungane is likely to go – confusion of AmaBhungane versus the clarity of BLF.

BLF will study the Court judgement and decide if it wishes to appeal or not. Right now we are busy with serious matters related to the battle against white monopoly capital. The battle for land is on!
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

9 August 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664