BLF to open a case of racism against the ‘apartheid enclaves’ Eureka and Orania
The party says the Eureka farm for whites only is not only illegal but shows how arrogant white people have become.
Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama briefs media at BLF Head Office in Johannesburg, 11 November 2018, on why BLF calls for 5 Whites for every 1 Black life and an announcement of steps to be taken to ensure self defence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda
The Black First Land First (BLF) said in a statement that it would open a case against “apartheid enclaves Eureka and Orania”.
This comes after reports surfaced of a new settlement in the Northern Cape which is exclusively for white South Africans.
IOL reports that the founder of the settlement called Eureka, Adriaan Alettus Nieuwoudt, promised white South Africans wanting to help in the “fight against the uprooting of the white race” free 1,000 square metres of land.
It was reported that the settlement, which is located just outside Garies in the province, is described as a place where people can retire in safety, live and work and have their own schools, shops and medical services all the while using their Afrikaans mother tongue and reverting to their rural culture.
It was reported that Nieuwoudt said he acquired the land which had been named Eureka back in 2016 with his personal funds.
The BLF said it was “appalled by the appearance of yet another openly racist, apartheid enclave”.
“BLF will not allow racism and apartheid to normalise itself. The so-called Eureka farm for whites only is not just illegal but shows how arrogant some whites have become. First, it was Orania, now this. South Africa belongs to black people. Whites stole the land they have. No one white person has a right to be racist,” the BLF statement reads.
The organisation said part of the reason behind the rise “of this kind of racism” is due to “some political parties” empowering whites.
“Right now, the strategic cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane are run by colonialism-praising Helen Zille as a result of votes given to her party by Julius Malema. We should therefore not be surprised by the brazen arrogance of white right-wingers.
“BLF shall not allow Orania and Eureka to exist in our land. The leadership of BLF will be visiting both Orania and Eureka for inspections. Furthermore, a case of racism against both will be opened.
“One of the first tasks of BLF in parliament will be to launch its Anti-Racism Bill as a private Members Bill. Only BLF can fight and end racism because BLF is guided by Black Consciousness. This is why racist formations like the Democratic Alliance (DA) and AfriForum are doing everything in their power to stop BLF from going to parliament. Unfortunately for them, they shall not succeed. BLF is going to parliament.”
(Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu)