Mass eviction of the blacks has always been one of the main constraints in the mission towards Radical Economic Transformation. While WMC has always tried its best to threaten the interests of the black people and further push them to vacate their owned land, true supporters of the RET like BLF have always defended the interests of the black people in the country. It’s worth mentioning here that earlier today, the Democratic Alliance (DA) illegally demolished over 40 shacks in Mamelodi, Tshwane. While this could be termed as a shameless act by the DA against the innocent people, BLF, being the flag bearer for the black’s rights has opposed this act with full force. Moreover, they have also published an article on the same on their website which goes as follows:
“Earlier today, the racist Democratic Alliance (DA) illegally demolished over 40 shacks in Mamelodi, Tshwane. The people of Strydompark were surprised by Red Ants and the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department. They started shooting rubber bullets and demolishing shacks without warning. There was no court order produced and therefore rendering the whole operation illegal.
Black First Land First (BLF) members together with the community resisted the illegal action. However, over 40 shacks were demolished and building material impounded by the racist DA. The people have vowed to resist the evictions and BLF shall do all it can to help stop the illegal activities of the DA, including opening a criminal case against the mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga.
The real question is why is the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), as the people that gave political power to DA, continue the apartheid forced removals of black people? The EFF must take full responsibility for all the evictions happening in the metros they have given to the DA such as Tshwane and City of Johannesburg.
The BLF RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION NOW RALLY was organised last Saturday in Thokoza that vowed to stop all the evictions in Gauteng and intensify land occupations to realise the objectives of RET.” The news, posted on BLF webiste : https://blf.org.za/2017/11/22/blf-condemns-mass-evictions-in-mamelodi-by-the-da/, confirms all the authenticity of this news.