Help Black First Land First fight Trumped Up Charges
Organized by: Cosette Hampton
On Monday, July 18, 2016, 26 members of Black First Land First (BLF) were arrested for staging an occupation of the office of the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. After numerous inquiries were sent to her for updates concerning the investigation of apartheid crimes yet consistently being ignored and given empty answers, the #BLF26 saw that they needed to take action because the "Public Protector" only seems to protect the white public...
According to BLF's report, "Approximately R556 billion was stolen through these crimes of corruption – and this is likely to simply be the tip of the iceberg. R134 billion is recoverable immediately – and we call on government to now truly begin the process of recovery, redress and rebuilding." White capitalists such as Johann Rupert and the Oppenheimer family contribute to the protected theft of South African money, causing BLF to call for the immediate investigation and recovery of the stolen land and specifically the stolen R26 billion. Instead of holding racist whites accountable for these crimes, the Public Protector has instead chosen to lie about the investigations' legitimacy and prioritize the criminalization of Black people and calling for trumped up charges and convictions of the #BLF26.
As as a result, the #BLF26 are being held in Pretoria Central Prison unjustly for 7 DAYS and THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT to stay fed and warm in jail and to pay for other expenses that the state is forcing the #BLF26 to bear. If you are a part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States, it is your duty to broaden your view of Black lives and understand that even here in the Motherland people are battling colonization and racial oppression. Please donate!
We Love You, We Need You! It is our duty to fight for our freedom! Izwelethu! I-Afrika! For more information, please contact Cosette L. Hampton firstname.lastname@example.org