BLF rejects land expropriation euphoria

By BO Staff Writer The black consciousness organization, Black First Land First (BLF), says that there will be no land expropriation without compensation before the elections. BLF says political parties are using the parliamentary process of amending section 25 of the constitution as a campaigning tool to gain the trust and votes of the poor, …

Mzwandile Masina’s decision to expropriate land in Ekurhuleni is short term

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was first published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First Gauteng (BLF-GP) notes the announcement by the Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, of the City’s decision to expropriate at least four properties without compensation. The point, as …

Mngxitama to Ramaphosa: Stop misleading the nation on land expropriation

By Andile Mngxitama The post-African National Congress (ANC) lekgotla statement by Cyril Ramaphosa is a distortion of the land expropriation without compensation process. Ramaphosa is playing political football with a matter of life and death. First of all, the impression created that the public hearings on land expropriation are about constitutional democracy is a blatant …

The dangers of having land administered by our current state

By Phumzile ‘Phurah’ Jack The current debates around land expropriation without compensation have forced us to come to grips with the questions, who are the rightful owners of the land and once we get it, who must own and administer it? Any wise individual must reject the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) position, and some sections …

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 …

Why Zuma had to go!

By Thami Tom Zuma had to go so that value added tax (VAT) could be increased. Zuma had to go so that the R20 per hour minimum wage could be implemented. Zuma had to go for the deal of R1.4 trillion worth of independent power producers (IPPS) to be concluded. Zuma had to go to …

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 …

BLF announces Land Imbizo, says white people must stay away

By BO Staff Writer Black First Land First (BLF) president, Andile Mngxitama told journalists on Tuesday that white people are not invited to a land gathering that the movement is organising. “White people must not come unless they are coming to give us our land back,” Mngxitama said, answering a question from a journalist. “We …