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.)

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! “

THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT APPLAUDS THE GREAT WORK DONE IN FORMING THE BLF STUDENT MOVEMENT AT TUT SOSHANGUVE.THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT APPLAUDS THE GREAT WORK DONE IN FORMING THE BLF STUDENT MOVEMENT AT TUT SOSHANGUVE.

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Since the inception of the Fees Must Fall campaign, BLF-SM TUT Soshanguve has played a critical role both at their institution, as well as when the protest action confronted state power at the Union Buildings.

The heroic nature of these students has been seen as they lead in the contestation of ideas, sacrifice of academic time due to principally shutting down the institution; and still they have mustered on ensuring that the BLF-SM is registered and recognised at TUT Soshanguve. We recognise the work done by these revolutionaries, and that at this time when one’s own academic interest is considered central to ones future, these cadres remain committed to black liberation.

Learning from SASO we recognise that BLF-SM, as a student organisation, is an integral part of the movement for black liberation. We accordingly applaud the courage of our comrades who practice this black truth as we collectively build a united principled black first movement.

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

26 APRIL 2016

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: blackfirstlandfirst@­gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087
Mail: zanelelwana@gmail.co­m

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: lgmaasdorp@hotmail.c­om