President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal supporter Andile Mngxitama has made shocking allegations against the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema. Mngxitama is the founder of the Black First Land First (BLF), a Pan-Africanist and Revolutionary Socialist Party in South Africa.
Since his expulsion from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in 2014, Mngxitama has been severally caught in a war of words with his former boss – Malema.
He has also challenged him publicly, claiming the leader of the left-wing party is a sellout and is working for white masters. One year, after he was pushed from the EFF, Mngixtama formed the BLF -a movement that wants the government to return the land to black people.
Frankly speaking, only a few people in the country takes the movement seriously, as most of its views are often downplayed or discarded.
However, the movement has never shown any sign of reluctance towards achieving its mandates and goals – restoring of land and others.
Last year, the movement made headline after winning a court battle against former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela after the latter barred a group of BLF demonstrators from continuing their picket in Thuli’s office building.
The demonstrators stormed the building following Madonsela’s refusal to probe a missing R26 billion – which it alleged was siphoned out of the Reserve Bank during apartheid regime by the ‘white monopoly capital’.
In the early hours of today, members of the BLF marched to the court against embattled Western Cape Premier Helen Zille for her controversial tweets in March, which praised colonialism.
the movement took to the court despite Zille’s apology to the country. They insisted that Zill’s was fake. Both parties appeared at the Western Cape High Court today and the matter was postponed to 24 August 2017.
On Monday, the BLF movement accused Malema of being racist and colonialist, saying Malema’s ‘easy’ acceptance of Zille’s apology shows he belongs to the colonialist camp.
The leader of the movement, Mngxitama said:
“Remember when Malema threatened to end the EFF’s alliance with the DA if Zille was not removed as premier? It is blacks like this who entrench racism and make our people suffer more. BLF shall never collaborate with racists and colonialists who stole our land.”
He also challenged Malema to a debate on the matter.
However, Malema’s supporters opinioned that the debate won’t be necessary because the movement does not have what it takes to engage Malema in a debate.
Imagine a leader who organised a stadium full,waste time with a stokvel like BLF
— edwin malefane (@MalefaneEdwin) June 18, 2017
— Hlamogolo (@llutladi) June 18, 2017
On Saturday, Malema changed his tune, after he had threatened to withdraw EFF votes in DA-led municipalities. The fighters had demanded Zille’s immediate removal as WC premier despite the DA banning her from participating in the party’s decision-making meetings.