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Utterances by Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama on social media and during public speeches are racist and incite violence, according to AfriForum's head of policy, Ernst Roets.
The Black First Land First (BLF) movement is set to debate whether it should call it quits or to go "underground" at its special policy conference set down for November 30 in Durban.
The leadership of BLF are in a public tussle, with claims and counterclaims of non-membership and impropriety being flung at one another.
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has been ordered by the Gauteng High Court sitting in Johannesburg, to refrain from continuing to accuse billionaire and mining mogul, Patrice Motsepe, of meddling in Botswana's politics.
Black First Land First says it is not deterred by the Electoral Court's finding that the Electoral Commission of SA erred when it did not publish the party's registration in the Government Gazette in 2016.
BLF has declared that its members are prepared to die for the land, arguing that white people themselves died while stealing the land from black people.
The FF Plus has lodged court papers with the Electoral Court, arguing that the IEC erred in registering the BLF as a political party, as the organisation's constitution states that only black people can be members.
The escalation of what it calls violent political rhetoric and posturing has been condemned by Sonke Gender Justice.
The ANC has come out strongly against Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama, describing his "kill whites" comments as "an attempt to set us back to the dark ages of apartheid".
The SA Human Rights Commission has received multiple complaints through its social media and traditional platforms about comments made by BLF leader Andile Mngxitama.
A fight has broken out between Black First Land First and AfriForum members at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.
The FF Plus' issue with the BLF stems from its constitution that only allows black people to join the party.
Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has blamed the media for his party's dismal showing at the polls so far.
Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has reportedly filed an urgent interdict application against Black First, Land First and its leader Andile Mngxitama in connection with allegations that he was involved in an alleged plot to interfere in Botswana's politics.
Black Land First says it will accept a decision by the Electoral Court if it says the party cannot, as part of its membership policy, exclude other races. However, it says it will retaliate in other ways.
The Electoral Commission of South Africa has expressed concern over the potential impact rolling blackouts could have on the looming elections.
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has thrown his support behind self-proclaimed "prophet" Shepherd Bushiri, saying that the government is harrassing and demonising the church leader because "he is a black man who is successful".
Black First Land First has been warned – refrain from hate speech or risk being deregistered from the upcoming elections.
Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has labelled the BLF a fascist formation, insisting that its leader, Andile Mngxitama, be imprisoned and rehabilitated for making a call for the killing of white people in South Africa.
The BLF was a creation of the Bell Pottinger period, a dangerous oddity now preaching racism and violence to remain relevant. Our political and judicial system will weigh its merits, writes Pieter du Toit.
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