BLF26 charged under apartheid law

By Andile Mngxitama Today the #BLF26 will appear in court in Pretoria. Our matter was thrown out after 2 years of court proceedings. The Ramaphosa administration has unleashed an Afrikaner NPA prosecutor to draft new charges on the same facts against us. We are now charged under an apartheid 1953 piece of legislation. Our sin …

#BLF26 in Tshwane Magistrate’s Court tomorrow for violating apartheid law

26 Black First Land First (BLF) members were arrested on 18 July 2016 and subsequently imprisoned for 8 days on false charges of public violence, intimidation, trespassing, and kidnapping. This followed a protest undertaken by the BLF26 at the office of the former Public Protector (PP), Thuli Madonsela, regarding her failure to investigate and report …

BLF26 Political education prison curriculum

By BO Staff Writer From conversations during prison visits with a comrade who conducted political education with fellow incarcerated persons at the Pretoria Central Maximum Security Prison (women’s section) from 19 – 24 July 2016. This curriculum was previously issued by Black First Land First and is now republished by Black Opinion: Theme 1: Colonialism …

#BLF26 back in the Pretoria Regional Court today

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published in the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Twenty six Black First Land First members (also known as the #BLF26) will appear again this morning in the Pretoria Regional Court – located at the corner of Francis Baard & …

Dealing with Mjovis at Kgosi Mampuru II prison

By Ncedisa Mpemnyama His hands flail aggressively, sort of like those of Dhalsim, the video game character from the Street Fighter series. They are weirdly longish and gangly, with clearly visible scars from a fresh round of nyaope injections. He gets animated when he speaks, demanding a cigarette, a Zol or money. His machine gun …