BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that AfriForum Youth has laid a charge of assault against the spokesperson of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, Lindsay Maasdorp.
From our gatherings, the assault charge was laid at the Midrand Police Station. And, it follows the allegation that the Black First Land First spokesperson assaulted members of AfriForum Youth at the National Education Crisis Forum in Midrand. Several movements attended the National Education Crisis Forum.
Relating this, AfriForum divulged that its youth was told they couldn’t speak at the National Education Crisis Forum by students who claimed that they belong to the #Feesmustfall structures.
Commenting, Jaco Grobbelaar, AfriForum Youth’s coordinator for Tuks said: “I walked up to the podium for my allotted turn to speak, and then these students approached me and said that I was not allowed to speak because I am white.”
Renier Goosen, chairperson of the Tuks branch added thus:
“They also shouted the slogan ‘one settler, one bullet’ in our faces and sang the ‘kill the Boer’ song. A huge fight broke out – people threw chairs at one another and members of AfriForum Youth were assaulted by Maasdorp.”
In line with that, Grobbelaar said: “We feared for our lives, and this shows that they have no regard for our contributions and that they are racist towards white people. We hope that the police will pursue the case,” added Grobbelaar.
Meanwhile, BLF said it will be opening cases of racism against Helen Zille, the Western Cape Premier for her colonialism tweets. BLF said they are “not surprised by the racist comments.”
But, are “shocked by those black people who are shocked that the DA leaders are arrogant racists.” Thereafter, BLF warned, “all black people who support the DA to know that they are supporting a racist organisation.
“…We shall also report Zille to the Human Rights Commission for racism,” BLF stated.
Furthermore, BLF demanded that the Hate Crimes Bill denounce “racist organisations like the DA” saying it has submitted its anti-racism Bill to Parliament.