BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has made more outlandish comments in a press briefing meant to address the backlash he has received following his homecoming speech.
Andile Mngxitama has held a press conference in response to the backlash from comments he made will at his homecoming rally. The Black First Land First leader used the opportunity to incite more drama instead of calming it.
At the briefing, Mngxitama said that he and his party were now prepared to kill for land. He revealed that the party has identified farms that they will be expropriating by force, but would not identify which ones.
The controversial politician said that he was not starting a militia, but rather training his members to defend themselves. This is allegedly after threats received against the party.
Mngxitama said that BLF could not be blamed for any person who acted on their statements against white people. He said that they could only be blamed for the actions carried out by party members directly.
The infamous leader threatened a white media representative who had posed a question to Andile regarding white militias, saying that there would be ‘consequences’ if he ‘disrespected’ the party.
The BLF leader cited the Black Panthers, a militant group who had been active in the United States during the ’60s, as the party’s inspiration.
Briefly.co.za reported on the speech that had triggered this media briefing where Andile Mngxitama had called for the murder of white people in graphic detail, in his opinion as a defence against supposed threats made by Johann Rupert.
The party leader has experienced extreme backlash for this and will be facing criminal charges from numerous groups on the grounds of hate speech as well as the incitement to cause violence. His personal Twitter account has also been suspended for hateful conduct.
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