The controversial leader of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, Mr Andile Mngxitama, on Tuesday scored a minor court victory against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
On Tuesday, the Pretoria High Court flung away the application of Public Protector Madonsela and her office landlord in favour of the BLF. Their application sought to stop a group of BLF demonstrators from continuing their picket in the building.
Since last week, the movement has been demonstrating in the building; insisting that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must accept its memorandum. According to Mngxitama, the movement decided to keep 14 picketers outside the office of the Public Protector in order to show that its picket is “peaceful” and “legal”.
The movement, in the memo, requested Madonsela to probe the missing R26 billion – which it alleged was siphoned out of the Reserve Bank during apartheid regime by the “white monopoly capital”. But Madonsela, for long, has turned down their request.
Mr. Andile Mngxitama Celebrates The Court Victory
The former member of the EFF, who couldn’t contain his joy after the court victory on Tuesday, took to Facebook and posted:
“BLF scored a victory against Thuli Madonsela and her white landlords. The high [court] dismissed their application trying to stop the BLF picket.
We continue with the struggle. Johann Rupert must account for state capture also we want the R26BILLION it’s our money. Great day!”
The BLF leader reiterated that the movement will continue the picket until their demands are granted. He alleged that the Public Protector refused to accept their memo because she was protecting her white lord Johann Rupert.
Mr Andile Mngxitama is one of President Zuma’s most vocal supporters. Earlier this month, he vowed to forcefully take back the land from white hands just like Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe did.
“We’re going to follow the president of Zimbabwe. We take the land by force. We’re not going to buy this land because it was stolen from us. The ANC is scared of white people.”
In conclusion, he told blacks not to vote for land but to forcefully occupy it.