BLF ejected from parliament after a member “manhandles” SA billionaire

BLF ejected from parliament after a member “manhandles” SA billionaire

- BLF members were forcefully removed from a Home Affairs meeting after causing a chaotic disruption

- The members were shouting that Fireblade Aviation should be shut down before surrounding Nicky Oppenheimer and his son, Jonathan

- One of the BLF members apparently manhandled Nicky before he was removed from the room

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Members of the Black First Land First political party was ejected from Parliament after they disrupted a meeting of the Home Affairs committee.

One of BLF's members manhandled SA billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer, according to a report by The Citizen.

Apparently, members of the party were shouting "shut down Fireblade" and surrounded the Oppenheimers. It appeared that they wanted to get physical with the billionaires.

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Nicky and his son, Jonathan, along with executives of Fireblade Aviation, were discussing an old dispute with the Home Affairs minister. The dispute is about the operating of a private terminal at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama, was part of the very vocal disruption.

Briefly gathered that security had to remove the BLF members after which the meeting calmly continued.

Some members of Parliament did voice their anger at the disruption.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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