OPINION

Action to be taken against whites who murdered Biko – BLF

Organisation calls on Zuma administration to do the right thing and secure justice

BLF to take action against whites who murdered Biko

12 September 2017

Black First Land First (BLF) will be taking action against those who murdered our father Steve Biko. BLF leadership shall travel to Ginsberg in King William’s Town to visit Biko’s home and family. They shall thereafter proceed to Port Elizabeth to open a criminal case against those apartheid assassins responsible for Biko’s death. Those who killed Biko were denied amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the prosecution of those responsible shall now be pursued until the perpetrators are brought to book.

BLF does not understand why the Thabo Mbeki administration believed that those who murdered Biko had committed no crime. Now we call upon the Jacob Zuma administration to do the right thing and seek some justice for Biko. BLF on its part shall also be exploring other ways of ensuring that justice is done.

These white men murdered Biko on behalf of an evil system designed to serve all white people. All white people are therefore guilty of the murder of Biko. There will be no justice for Biko and black people until the land is returned to black people.

BLF recognises that individual acts of racism are underpinned by institutional racism. As the Anti Racism BIll proposed by BLF indicates, individual acts of racism must be punished. BLF is clear that only the end of institutional racism shall end all acts of racism and key to this is the return of the land.

BLF regards Steve Biko as the main thinker for black liberation against white supremacy. For this reason we, as a movement, have a duty to seek justice for Biko by any means necessary. Biko’s assassins are known and most of them are still alive. To this end BLF shall open criminal cases against the following people:

Daniel Siebert, who led the interrogation;
2. Harold Snyman;
3. Gideon Nieuwoudt;
4. Rubin Marx (deseased); and
5. Johan Beneke.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC), 12 September 2017