- Pressure is mounting for Andile Mngxitama as ToekomsVonk joins the wave of groups calling for the BLF leader’s prosecution for charges of hate speech and incitement to cause violence
- The civil rights organisation has called for the arrest of Mngxitama and says that, if he is not arrested, they will take it as an endorsement of his behaviour from SAPS
- ToekomsVonk called out the government for what they believe is double standards, claiming that if Mngxitama had been white he would already be in jail
Civil rights organisation ToekomsVonk has called for justice against Andile Mngxitama, leader of BLF, for hate speech and inciting violence as well as genocide against white people.
ToekomsVonk expressed concern over the double standards at play, dismayed at the possibility of Mngxitama evading justice simply because of the colour of his skin.
The group is expected to lay criminal charges against Mgxitama today and has demanded that the leaders of the Black First Land First party be arrested within a week. ToekomsVonk has explained that if the arrests are not made, the body will regard it as an endorsement of the BLF’s ‘threats of murder and genocide’.
Leadership in ToekomsVonk denounced what is describes as BLF’s call for genocide against the white minority in the country.
Marius Coertze from the civil rights organisation commented that it seems as if the BLF party is determined to start a race war in the country. He also criticised the government for doing nothing to curb what he described as ‘ominous drum-rolls of violence and threats of murder against the small white minority,’.
Coertze accused the ANC government of intolerance and double standards, saying it was sending a message of anti-white sentiment.
“ToekomsVonk dare say that if the race or skin colour were reversed, the perpetrators would have been arrested and incarcerated within 24 hours, but that would be the case only when your skin is white,” he said.
Political parties such as the Democratic Alliance and COPE have also laid charges against Mngxitama. The South African Human Rights Commission addressed the mounting complaints on social media, saying that they will be subjecting them to an assessment process in order to determine if human rights had been violated.
The IEC has also responded to the matter, saying that it had given the party a chance to respond to the allegations against them. If BLF is found guilty of hate speech, they will lose their ability to contest the 2019 elections.
Briefly.co.za had reported on the cause of this social justice scandal being hateful comments made by the BLF leader during his homecoming rally in the North West on Saturday. Mngxitama had urged supporters to murder white people as well as their pets, threatening to murder five white South Africans for every one black person murdered.
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