BLF congratulates the Guptas for their stunning court victory

BLF congratulates the Guptas for their stunning court victory

Yet another court victory for the much maligned Gupta family. The Guptas have not lost any one of the multiple cases maliciously brought against them in the most brazen and barbaric manner through the abuse of state institutions. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been reduced to a weapon of Johann Rupert to harass his business competitors.

The white media, which is pro Johann Rupert, has played a big role in demonizing the Gupta family. The people of South Africa (SA) are victims of an anti Gupta propaganda campaign pushed by the white media and opposition parties in particular, Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The so called Gupta leaks, upon which the white media has based its campaign of slander and hatred, cannot stand the slightest scrutiny as it is based on unfounded fabricated evidence.

Evidently, the only “crime” committed by the Guptas was their challenge of the monopoly of whites in the economy. The demonisation of the Guptas as being the most corrupt people was based on nothing but an elaborate lie. The campaign against the Guptas was intended to hide, as it did, the real massive corruption of white monopoly capital (WMC) such as the Steinhoff scandal and the R26 billion stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) by the likes of ABSA.

WMC shut down the bank accounts of the Guptas so as to stop them from trading in SA. At the same time, rogue companies like Lonmin have been allowed to operate bank accounts despite murdering scores of workers in Marikana.

BLF has been clear that the one-sided prosecution of the Guptas is nothing but racist persecution. The raft of so called preservation orders and hasty criminal charges are calculated to subvert the judicial commission of inquiry (JCOI) into state capture. It is all about creating a poisoned environment that lends itself to criminalization of the Guptas without due process. This is barbarism, not the rule of law.

The NPA has to immediately stop fighting the political and business battles of Johann Rupert. It is a known fact that Rupert is still very angry at the Gupta family for poaching his public relations (PR) firm Bell Pottinger. The prosecution of the Gupta linked people amounts to nothing but settling scores and killing competition. In SA the real corrupt section of capital is WMC. This criminal gang has now captured the NPA and is abusing it at will.

The NPA must back-off. Also, those who have real evidence against the Guptas must provide such to the JCOI into state capture led by the Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

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

28 May 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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BLF turns two today

BLF turns two today

On this second anniversary of our revolutionary movement we commit ourselves to deepening the fight against land thieves and white supremacy. Black First Land First (BLF) will not celebrate any achievement until the land is in the hands of its rightful owners. Today we renew our commitment to defend and advance the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) agenda as was conceived by President Zuma.

Black people need a minimum program to unite them all, irrespective of political party affiliation. That program is RET. Amongst the key pillars of RET, which must be supported by all, are the following:

1. Land expropriation without compensation
2. Nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank
3. Setting up a State Bank
4. The revised Mining Charter
5. Free quality decolonized education
7. Reparations for Marikana
8. Living minimum wage of R12 500

BLF, following Steve Biko, has learned in its short existance that “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”. It is for this reason that BLF has in the past two years spent a lot of time making visible the invisible hand of white monopoly capital (WMC). BLF has laboured to expose the state capture narrative that seeks to absolve WMC as the primary capturer of the state.

BLF has consistently emphasized the liberation perspective which clarifies that the central contradiction in South Africa (SA) is really between black people and land thieves. The differences amongst blacks are secondary. Hence the slogan “peace amongst blacks – war to the enemy”.

BLF enters its third year of life under heavy intensification of imperialist aggression, both here and abroad. In SA imperialism is fermenting every type of vendetta against the RET forces including sponsoring protests which seem protected by the police such as the burning down of Mahikeng. For the first time we have witnessed an attack on a mosque a few days ago. In this context we note the United States of America (USA) military invasion of SA – war aircraft of the USA are on our shores since early this month. This follows a 2 week long tour of SA by Lord Robin Renwick – chief handler of the puppets of regime change in the country.

Abroad we see the intense imperialist war developing in countries like Venezuela, Nicaraguan, Ecuador, Brazil and even in the Caribbean.

BLF has committed itself to exposing WMC corruption and schemes. We will, moving forward, defend and advance the original RET program.

There are urgent tasks that must be done including intensifying the counter WMC narrative; organizing land occupations; opposing evictions from land and homes; defending the Ingonyama Trust; defending President Zuma; and defending the North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.

BLF wishes to thank all those who have helped the movement. All your assistance – from financial, to ideas, to advice – are well appreciated.

#Happy2BLF

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

14 May 2018

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Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Cyril’s IPPs benefit US companies but harm black workers

The United States (US) Embassy has congratulated an American company which was awarded one of the renewable energy deals at Eskom on 4 April this week. The speed at which the Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, moved to sign agreements with 27 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) shows that white monopoly capital (WMC) has captured the state. The shocking truth is that the majority of the companies getting cuts out of the R1.4 trillion deal are part of WMC and to this end are US and European companies.

President Zuma was persecuted by the racist civil society organizations and the London controlled political parties that demonized the nuclear deal on the basis its supposed non affordability. It is now clear that WMC and imperialism wanted the deal for themselves in the form of IPPs

On Wednesday the US government, through its embassy in Pretoria congratulated Solar Reserve for clinching one of the lucrative contracts. It is now evident that those who shouted the loudest about state capture were only unhappy because they believed the state was getting out of their grip.

The IPPs will cost 40 000 jobs! These are black people who will suffer. This is the “new dawn” of Cyril Ramaphosa. The only stumbling block to this mass looting by WMC was President Zuma. Now he is gone from office and the floodgates are open.

Black First Land First (BLF) supports the call by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) that Cyril Ramaphosa must instruct Jeff Radebe to stop the IPPs without further ado. We call on society to mobilize to stop the unaffordable IPPs.

BLF reiterates its call for the racist, sexist Mark Lamberti to be removed from the Eskom Board of Directors, forthwith.

It is clear that if we don’t stop Cyril Ramaphosa, before we know it the country will be gone completely to Europe and the US.
Issued by the National Executive Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

7 April 2018

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

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Remove Mark Lamberti from Eskom board NOW!

Remove Mark Lamberti from Eskom board NOW!

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the failure of the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, to remove the racist and sexist Mark Lamberti from the Eskom Board of Directors. Lamberti has been found by the High Court to be both racist and sexist yet Gordhan pretends this is nothing.

Pravin Gordhan and Cyril Ramaphosa are quick to act on black people, and even break the law in the process, but are reluctant to remove whites from office who are found guilty of serious crimes. Lamberti has been found guilty of racism and sexism yet Pravin Gordhan has kept him in the Board of Directors of Eskom. Their reluctance to remove whites when compared with the speed at which they removed Matshela Koko and Tom Moyane without following due process, shows that the “New Deal” is about serving white monopoly capital (WMC) at the expense of black people.

Gordhan is insulting black people with his delaying tacitics of claiming to seek legal advise to decide on the course of action to take against Lamberti regarding the High Court’s ruling on his offensive conduct. Racism and sexism are serious crimes, worse than any claim of corruption. But because Pravin Gordhan hates black people, he chooses to underplay racism and sexism.

BLF gives Pravin Gordhan and the Eskom board five days to remove Mark Lamberti from the Eskom Board of Directors. Should they fail to comply with our demand, we shall take the necessary action to physically remove Lamberti from any Eskom board meeting or related activities.

It is indeed shocking that Eskom has become a place of racism and looting for WMC. BLF will not allow it.

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

4 April 2018

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

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664