It is only few weeks back, when mostly white farmers across South Africa came forward in black dresses and gathered on motorways or roads, in a procession of tractors & trucks, to protest against what they stated as a weak state response to “farm murders”. It’s worth mentioning here that within the racially charged protest – there were hardly any black farmers – and this even came days after two white farmers were sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for assaulting a black man. Still the White farmers were making all the hues and cries for being the so called “Victims” in Farm killings.
It’s only now, when BLF has come down in support for the revolutionary actions of the KwaZulu-Natal Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), who blocked the Marriannhill toll plaza today. As per the Article published on BLF’s official website, it’s been said that “The action against the abuse of farm workers who are kept in slavery by white farmers is revolutionary and welcomed. White farmers, who are in fact land thieves, do as they wish with black people on farms. The vulnerability of farm workers derives from their landlessness. They are at the mercy of racist and brutal farmers.”
It is further been stated that whilst the White farmers regularly murder farm dwellers and the police do nothing about this, they continue to make fake claims of being the victims in the hands of Black farmers. As per BLF, the time has come to end slavery on farms. BLF further said that they support all action to defeat racism and to make sure that the land is returned. The only real defense, for farm workers, is land. BLF further demands the ANC government to adopt Radical Economic Transformation and implements the land expropriation without compensation policy without any further delay. While Radical economic transformation has long been talked about as a vision in support of all the true native of the country, and its implementation has always been objected by the white monopoly capital supportive factions, due to threat it poses towards their dirty intentions.
Courtesy: The article was published on Black First Land First on November 24, 2017.