BLF and the ABSA interim interdict

Black First Land First (BLF) is an anti-racist political formation. We will not apologise for fighting racism and white supremacy. Any acts of racism will be dealt with forthwith.

BLF members please note the contents of the order below:

ABSA BLF court order 20170707

The struggle continues. Land or death!

Issued by BLF President
Andile Mngxitama

07 July 2017

(P.S. Black First Land First wishes president Andile Mngxitama a happy birthday. May you be blessed by the Black Gods with many more years to fight white monopoly capital.)

Racists have no right to be racist!

Message from the President of BLF

Our revolutionary movement is at war with the entire white supremacist order constructed in 1652 with the arrival of whites in our country. This evil order established by whites was not destroyed in 1994. It was instead given a new legitimacy by the Constitution of South Africa. White supremacy was founded on land theft and genocide against black people. The result of the defeat of black people in the wars of land reclamation has led to the situation where we blacks are a people without rights. Our land and country remain in the hands of European foreigners who control everything including the media.

Black First Land First (BLF) has vowed to fight to the end against the white system of oppression, which in the economic sphere is manifest as white monopoly capital (WMC). Our movement has put WMC under tremendous pressure. We have been revealing the inherent corruption of WMC, which is hidden from the people by the white owned media. When BLF said that ABSA is a criminal rogue bank, many didn’t believe us. However our assertion has been vindicated by the Public Protector’s final report on 19 June that the South African Government and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) improperly failed to recover an amount of R3.2 billion stolen by ABSA from SARB as cited in the CIEX report. The Public Protector further found that ABSA must pay back the amount of R1.125 billion.

Now the truth is out. ABSA must pay back the money! BLF has launched protest action against ABSA to force it to pay back the money. In Gauteng, on 28 June 2017 – the day the protest action was kick started – no less than seven ABSA branches were shut down by the revolutionary action of our people. We commend these brave actions by BLF members.

ABSA must pay back the money

BLF gave ABSA until today, Wednesday 5th July, to make an undertaking to pay back the money or face a national shut down. This deadline stands! ABSA is now panicking and running to the courts to try and hide behind Roman Dutch law. This would not assist them. ABSA will pay back the money! As part of its anti black strategy of legal lynchings, ABSA has lodged an urgent application with the High Court to stop BLF from organizing our national shut down. We won’t be stopped!

Racist journalists be warned

BLF believes in freedom of expression and media freedom. However these freedoms do not extend to the right of racists to be racist. Also the right of media freedom does not extent to the right to cover-up corruption by white monopoly capital. BLF shall continue to fight racism whenever it shows its ugly head. We maintain our warning to all racist journalists to stop their racist reporting, or face BLF in our righteous protest.

The racist journalists are panicking. They, like ABSA, are running to court to hide behind the protection of Roman Dutch law. BLF shall not be deterred by foreign legal precepts. We are clear and resolute – racists have no right to be racist!

BLF notes that these white racist journalists have launched an urgent court application against us in an attempt to take away our right to protest. We shall continue to protest against racism and shall, in this respect, resume our actions as soon as possible!

Land thieves are also in a panic

We note that land thieves are in a panic. The so called AgriBusiness is also planning to take BLF to court to stop us from organizing actions regarding Land Expropriation Without Compensation. BLF is in a process of setting up Land Expropriation Committees nationally so as to organize land occupations on white owned farms. This process shall continue. The land thieves too are picnicking and hiding behind Roman Dutch law. We call on all our members, together with our people, to organize land expropriation committees and to identify white owned productive farms for occupation without delay. This is the commitment we made during the Land Imbizo in Soweto. No land thieves will stop us. We are clear, LAND or DEATH!

Comrades, the legal lynchings by white journalists, ABSA, and Agribusiness are expected reactions from our enemies. The use of the courts, as the first line of defence by white monopoly capital and land thieves, shows that the judiciary is not transformed. It is still the judiciary of white supremacy. BLF has exposed the double standards in the media and so called institutions of democracy like the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). Evidently, when black journalists face real threats there is no outrage. However, when white journalists face legitimate protests from blacks for their racism we see massive protection by these institutions. What this means is that the only people with rights are the white people in this country. Similarly there is hypocritical outrage about BLF protesting outside the home of the defender of corruption – the racist, Peter Bruce. However, no such outrage was seen when the racist Democratic Alliance (DA) and Save South Africa thugs protested at the home as well as the place of worship of the Gupta family. The standard of acceptable protest was set by these same racists who are now howling like hyenas when they taste their own medicine.

Black journalists

We also wish to state again that BLF has no plans to protest against any black journalist. We know some are askaris who work too hard to defend white monopoly capital. Many others each suffer from an identity crisis. They actually believe that they are white. These are not our enemies they are captured brothers and sisters who we must liberate. We have seen this condition manifest during the great Haitian revolution when our black brothers and sisters, with identity crisis, sided with the slave masters. This is nothing new. We see that the racist white journalists are trying to create black on black violence between BLF and black journalists. We won’t fall unto that trap!

Oppose the judicial lynchings

BLF has instructed its lawyers to oppose these legal lynchings by representatives of white monopoly capital. Our power doesn’t lie in the courts! That’s the territory of our enemies who stole our land. Our territory is the street. Let’s mobilise to defeat white supremacy. Let’s organise to take back the land. Nothing can stop us!

Down with racism!
Down with land thieves!
LAND or DEATH!

BLF President
Andile Mngxitama
5 July 2017

BLF Email: blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: http://www.blf.org.za

BLF President
Andile Mngxitama
Cell number: +27 82 678 3200

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 Western Cape condems the killing of comrade Songezo Ndude by the DA led government

Black First Land First (BLF-WC) condemns the killing of comrade Songezo Ndude by the racist Democratic Alliance (DA) led provincial government. The senseless deployment of South African Police Services (SAPS), when our people simply want the return of land and basic services like electricity, housing and water, saw the brutal killing of comrade Songezo Ndude and it is unforgivable.

The struggle for land in Imizamo Yethu and further for basic services after the recent fires, is based on a national collective call for dignity for black people. The DA led government has shown time and time again that it wills to maintain our people as landless, living in squalor and in poverty at all costs, even taking our lives.

BLF-WC sends condolences to the family, friends, and comrades of Songezo Ndude and commits to continue to struggle for land with the community of Imizamo Yethu.

BLF-WC further reminds mother Patricia de Lille that if it was not for the racist DA led government, who was quick to mobilize resources and intervention from racist banks for the white wealthy community of Knysna, yet slow to act justly for the community of Imizamo Yethu, comrade Ndude would not have been brutally killed. His blood is on the hands of the racist DA. We continue to appeal to the conscious of this former Pan Afrikanist, to reject the DA racist policies and returns to the commitment of “Peace amongst the Afrikans, War against the enemy!”

BLF-WC further warns the racist DA led government that just as the struggle for land return has claimed the lives of our people who struggle for land, we will respond by intensifying the land struggle to see it through by any means necessary.

Power to the People of Imizamo Yethu!

BLF-WC salutes martyr Sogezo Ndude!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT

4 July 2017

Contact Details

Email: blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: BlackFirst Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: http://www.blf.org.za

Ncedisa Mpemnyama
(BLF WC Chairperson)
Cell: +27 73 110 0334

Zoliswa Ngindo
(BLF WC – Imizamo Yethu)
Cell: +27 83 398 4785

​BLF does not recognise the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)

Black First Land First (BLF) notes the statement released by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) earlier today, erroneously accusing BLF of harassing white journalists.

We are not suprised that the Commission has not engaged the views of BLF before writing its weak statement. The SAHRC has done nothing for black people and has been a consistent defender of white racism. 
We ask the Commission, what have you done about Penny Sparrow? What have you done about Helen Zille? What have you done about land theft? What have you done about farm workers who suffer indignity and racism everyday? What have you done about mine workers who die poor while digging gold for white people? What have you done about the pervasive racism in the financial sector? In this context we also ask, what has the Commission done about Black journalists (specifically ones from ANN7), who have been attacked multiple times?
The answer to all these questions is a big nothing! 
We are not suprised that this Commission believes that only whites are human and worthy of defense. The Human Rights Commission is not a Commission for Black people, but one for whites. The ‘Human’ and ‘Rights’ of the Commission are solely reserved for white people. Since 1994, Black people have continued to live under sub-human conditions and the Commission has done nothing to intervene in this situation. Black people live on top of each other like animals in shacks and the Commission is completely mum on this situation. 
BLF wants to make it clear today that we do not recognise the Commission. It is not a Commission which can ever defend the interests of Black people. We shall defend ourselves.
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)
3 July 2017
Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com

Facebook: Black First Land First

Twitter: @black1stland1st

Website: http://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

The Forgotten Children Of Blikkiesdorp

By Yerushka Chetty

On this bitter cold rainy morning of 18 June 2016 I attended the 2nd meeting called by the residents of Woodstock and Salt River in the Salt River Community Hall to “resist gentrification” which is commonly referred to as stopping evictions.  A group of activists from Western Cape, concerned about the plight of the residents in these areas, joined the campaign called “We Are Not Going Anywhere” as volunteers representing the Black First Land First Movement (BLF). As BLF we are against the modern day dispossession and forceful removal of black people from their land which is politely termed gentrification. Continue reading “The Forgotten Children Of Blikkiesdorp”

WITHOUT LAND THERE IS NO FREEDOM! 

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On this 22nd anniversary of the installation of a “new democratic South Africa”, BLF re-issues it’s “Revolutionary Call” and invites all BLACK PEOPLE who want freedom to its launch conference on 14 May 2016, in Soweto.

“Black First! – Land First!  A revolutionary Call Continue reading “WITHOUT LAND THERE IS NO FREEDOM! “