BLF's Andile Mngxitama starts campaign for 2019 elections with Twitter thread

BLF's Andile Mngxitama starts campaign for 2019 elections with Twitter thread

- Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama hit Twitter with a campaign for his party ahead of next year’s national and provincial elections.

- The BLF leader said people should vote for his party because of its focus on destroying white monopoly capital (WMC)

- Mngxitama said the corruption of black leaders was not as much of a big deal for BLF as taking down WMC

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BLF leader Andile Mngxitama spoke out about the evils of politicians who he feels are selfish in pursuing their own agenda rather than fighting the scourge of white minority capital (WMC). noticed that a paradox in his tweets in which he seemed happy to speak against his political enemies despite his stated intention to focus on WMC rather than being distracted by corruption by black leaders.

Despite him saying he wasn’t going after black corruption he chose to focus on telling his faithful Twitter following that he distrusted Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, labelling him “corrupt as hell”.

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During the series of tweets over the course of hours, which began first thing on Sunday morning, he also mentioned allegations that Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust was a beneficiary of questionable tenders given to On-Point Engineering.

He mentioned how the engineering firm was alleged to be in a deal that involved building bridges and roads, which then public protector Thuli Madonsela found to be corrupt.

The BLF leader then also waxed lyrical about how the media focussed on the corruption of the Guptas and former president Jacob Zuma.

He and his party has long been a very vocal supporter of both former president Zuma and the Gupta family, claiming the media was being paid by WMC.

At one point Mngxitama blamed WMC for black corruption. The BLF firebrand claimed that the only way black people are able to build any wealth in South Africa is by being corrupt.

According to him, corruption is the only way to bypass the system of financial control set up by white business people such as Johann Rupert, who has long been the target of Mngxitama’s scorn.

He then returned to the topic of Britain's Lord Robin Renwick the former diplomat who was in South Africa in April when he denied that contrary to Mngxitama’s portrayal of him as a puppet master running the country from behind the scenes.

At the time Renwick spoke about Mngxitama’s party saying he believed the BLF and “similar propaganda organisations live in a world of fantasy”.

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