- BLF national spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp has told a journalist that white people existing in South Africa is a crime
- Maasdorp said BLF firmly believed that all white people living in South Africa were criminal’s merely by existing
- Maasdorp reasserted BLF’s belief that there was a plot by WMC to undermine the black-led agenda
Black First Land First (BLF) national spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp has told a journalist at one of the country’s top media houses that his and all white people existing in South Africa is a crime. Maasdorp said this is what their slogan ‘land or death’ refers to.
Maasdorp’s outburst further proves that BLF firmly believes that all white South Africans are guilty of criminal behaviour merely by existing. This view is based on BLF’s assertion that white people stole land from black people during colonial rule and the apartheid regime.
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama told Parliament’s land committee that his party was in favour of scrapping section 25 of the Constitution to allow for all white-owned land to be returned to its original black owners.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mngxitama said section 25 should be replaced with a declaration which stated that all white-owned land was stolen property and that every centimetre of land owned by white people should be expropriated without compensation.
Maasdorp reasserted his party’s view that all white people, regardless of when they were born or what their political ideology might be, are criminals came in the form of an angry tweet.
Maasdorp was incensed by an article published by Citizen.co.za which delved into some of his assertions via twitter that white monopoly capital (WMC) media had benefited more from state funds than the Gupta-linked (and now dead) New Age Media.
Maasdorp said the author of that article should learn to read.
In a follow-up tweet, Maasdorp also took issue with a photo which the publication had used of Mngxitama before ranting about the party’s favourite topic of arresting F.W de Klerk for the murder of millions of blacks.
Maasdorp was also angered by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) refusal to back a Parliamentary motion to increase former president Jacob Zuma’s pension. Maasdorp repeated BLF’s claims that the EFF actually hate black people.
BLF and the EFF have often times been at loggerheads which stem from Mngxitama’s expulsion from the EFF a couple of years ago. He has in that time become a severe critic of Julius Malema and conversely has cozied up to Zuma.
BLF’s application to contest in the 2019 general election has been opposed by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) because of statements which it claims are in violation of the Electoral Act.
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