It’s September, Biko Month

By Andile Mngxitama Steve Biko was assassinated on the 12 September 1977. For a whole month I will share a qoutation from Biko and explain its meaning. I shall also deal with some popular distortions. These explanations will be short. We must teach Biko’s ideas diligently to ensure there’s no misunderstanding or misrepresentation. If we …

Yes, as a politician I’m a failure, like Sankara & the impoverished millions: A response to Professor Zakes Mda

By Andile Mngxitama The world renowned literary giant, Professor Zakes Mda, took time out of his typewriter to throw a few insults my way on Twitter in response to my short irritation with his perennial lack of grasp of the larger questions of freedom and oppression. Prof Mda’s responses actually prove my point that he …

Is ANC for sale?

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the ANC issued a statement dismissing the leaked e-mails, pertaining to President Ramaphosa’s criminal underhandedness, saying they are meant to serve as a distraction from the tasks of ‘socio-economic issues’. Black First Land First President Andile Mngxitama has responded with utter disgust to the African National Congress (ANC) statement on …

Going home to Tlokwe

By Andile Mngxitama I was born on a white-owned farm. I was raised on white-owned farms. I went to farm schools for my primary schooling (Letjhabile Primary School and Terra Peccana Primary School). My parents were farm workers. They, like all other adults I knew growing up, lived to make the lives of the white …

EFF is lost, Mngxitama must explain!

By BO Staff Writer A member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Temaswati Nqcobile Dlamini has appealed to the president of Black First Land First (BLF), Andile Mngxitama to explain the meaning of Land Expropriation Without Compensation. This follows the shocking call by the EFF that land in the hands of blacks, more specifically the …

EFF’s 8th cardinal pillar is don’t debate Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer It’s confirmed, Julius Malema is terrified of a debate with the President of Black First Land First (BLF), Andile Mngxitama. Malema seemed to have been so concerned with Mngxitama that he shot a midnight tweet this past Monday instructing the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to never debate Mngxitama. This follows Mngxitama’s …

Andile Mngxitama’s full #LandDebate speech

By Andile Mngxitama Notes on land expropriation without compensation UNISA 30th April 2018 Program director, comrades and friends. I thank you Prof Senokoane for the invitation to this important discussion. Let me start by adding my voice to the global voices that remember our brother James Cone who passed on recently. James Cone taught Steve …

Historic meeting of BLF & USA-based African People’s Socialist Party explores cooperation

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: In the afternoon of this year’s Good Friday, the USA-based leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) met with the leadership of Black First Land First (BLF) in Johannesburg. The …

Sipho Pityana chickens out of debate with Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer Sipho Pityana has literally run away from debating the Black First Land First (BLF) president, Andile Mngxitama. The much anticipated debate between the two was to be held tomorrow evening at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The topic of the debate, which was organised by the outgoing black SRC, was …