- Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama says he and others supported EFF leader Julius Malema even though he knew Malema was ‘corrupt as hell’
- The controversial leader said black corruption was not as important as taking down white monopoly capital (WMC)
- Mngxitama said Jacob Zuma and the Guptas were the focus of media attention in order to further the agenda of WMC
Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama has revealed that he and others supported Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema even though they knew Malema was ‘corrupt as hell’.
Mngxitama released a series of tweets on Sunday to drum up support for BLF ahead of the 2019 general election. Mngxitama said black people should vote for BLF because the party would take down white monopoly capital (WMC).
He said he originally joined the EFF because Malema and the party were committed to fighting WMC and redressing the balance of power in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mngxitama believes the primary focus of any party or organisation fighting for black people should be bringing down WMC and redressing the historical power imbalance.
Mngxitama said he was aware Malema was corrupt and had largely bankrupted the Limpopo provincial government. He added that he was aware it should not have been possible for Malema to build a multi-million rand house in Sandton on a salary of R20,000 per month.
“We didn’t care because that’s not the central contradiction,” he explained.
Citizen.co.za reported that Mngxitama admitted that Malema’s corruption was a bad thing, but maintained it was not as bad as WMC.
The BLF leader said he knew about Malema’s corruption but chose to ignore it in favour of fighting for land expropriation without compensation. Mngxitama even admitted knowing that a bridge which Malema’s On-Point Engineering built had washed away.
Mngxitama lamented the media attention which former president Jacob Zuma and the Guptas attracted. He said the media was focused on Zuma and the Guptas in a bid to further the WMC agenda.
Mngxitama even noted the only way for a black person to build any significant wealth was by being corrupt, which would allow them to bypass the system of financial control established by his nemesis, Johann Rupert.
The BLF leader once again said he believed that Britain’s Lord Robin Renwick is secretly running South Africa from behind the scenes. Mngxitama has made this same allegation on numerous occasions.
Lord Renwick has denied the allegations made by Mngxitama and said BLF was living in a fantasy world.
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