- The South African Human Rights Commission will be taking action against the BLF's leader, Andile Mngxitama
- Mngxitama is set to appear in the Equality Court after his racially charged outburst earlier in December
- The BLF's leader called for the killing of whites - a call that was condemned by many South Africans
Andile Mngxitama angered South Africans all over the country after he called for the killing of white people.
It was felt that his words were inciting violence and racial division. The South African Human Rights Commission decided to take action and will institute litigation against Mngxitama at the Equality Court.
TimesLIVE reported that the commission is concerned about the things politicians, as well as members of the public, say that might lead to violence.
The commission is of the view that the utterances by Mr Mngxitama go beyond the legally permissible limits of free speech, hence the decision to institute action in the Equality Court against him.
Mngxitama, leader of the Black First Land First political party, made waves with his speech during a rally in Potchefstroom on the 8th of December.
The ANC has condemned the racially charged outburst and deemed it ‘ an attempt to set us back to the dark ages of apartheid’.
Briefly.co.za reported that the party said the rant was an indication of the man's ignorance to the history of South Africa.
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