By BO Staff Writer
The radical black consciousness movement, Black First Land First (BLF) is set to host its Radical Economic Transformation Now rally today in Thokoza.
The movement says the rally seeks to “send a clear message to the government and the ruling party” on the questions of land expropriation without compensation, the implementation of the Mining Charter, free education now, a R12 500 minimum wage, amongst other demands.
The rally comes as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is expected to hold its elective conference in December, with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s faction rallying around the call for radical economic transformation.
BLF President, Andile Mngxitama, has said in previous engagements that the call for radical economic transformation should be seen as a minimum programme towards black liberation.
“Black people need a programme to unite them into a force that can use its numerical strengths to defeat the enemy. Radical Economic Transformation (RET) is the minimum programme which can unite black people towards total liberation. A minimum programme by definition provides for a sign post towards the maximum programme. For the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, the maximum programme is black socialism where white supremacy in all its guises is defeated and black people own the country and its wealth, which will be enjoyed by all equitably. The focus of our liberation is Black people,” Mngxitama wrote last week.
There will be a live broadcast of the rally on the Black Opinion Facebook page.