DA to pursue hate speech charges against BLF leader Andile Mngxitama

DA to pursue hate speech charges against BLF leader Andile Mngxitama

Andile Mngxitama has found himself in hot water over comments he made at his homecoming. The Democratic Alliance is taking him on for hate speech after the Black First Land First leader made comments regarding white South Africans.

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The DA has said it will be reporting Andile Mngxitama to the SAHRC and the Equality Court. The North West provincial leader Joe McGluwa will be pressing charges against the BLF leader for incitement of imminent violence after his extremely racist remarks.

The DA has claimed that this behaviour has become a pattern of hate speech from both the party and its leader.

The BLF leader has also has his personal account suspended by Twitter following an outcry from people, demanding that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable.

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In a statement released by the DA they reiterated that the country belongs to all who live in it and that there is no place for racially driven incitement of violence. They went on to say that those who engage in hate speech should be prosecuted with the full might of the law.

"We cannot turn a blind eye to or diminish the seriousness of Mngxitama’s naked racism, hate speech and incitement."

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Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that The BLF head had been addressing members at a party event in Potchefstroom on the 8th of December. Mngxitama claims he was only making the call as a way of self-defence against South African billionaire, Johann Rupert. According to Mngxitama, Rupert wants to cause "black-on-black" violence between taxi drivers by paying them to kill each other.

The BLF leader has also has his personal account suspended by Twitter following an outcry from people, demanding that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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