BLF releases statement calling for unity of parties including the EFF

BLF releases statement calling for unity of parties including the EFF

- Black First Land First has released a statement in response to the ANC condemning their recent divisive comments.

- The party has called for unity between ‘black parties’ in a bid to further what the BLF has dubbed a ‘revolution’

- It seems as if BLF is hoping for a truce between themselves and the EFF, but only after Julius Malema hands out a few apologies

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The leader for Black First Land First Andile Mngxitama is calling for unity amongst black parties in order to ‘advance the revolution’.

This comes following the release of a statement from the ANC condemning his recent racially divisive comments.

While BLF is notorious for it’s animosity towards their more popular opponents the EFF, they released a statement calling for the ‘black parties’ to come together in a bid to push the BLF’s revolution forward.

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The release did not consider the ANC led by President Cyril Ramaphosa to be a part of this revolution, stating that the ruling party was an unashamed supporter of ‘white monopoly capital’.

BLF went on to say that by the ANC condemning their behaviour, it was giving support to Johann Rupert, who the party is accusing of inciting black on black violence.

It seems that Mngxitama is calling for a truce between himself and the EFF, despite having recently laid corruption charges against Malema following allegations implicating him in the VBS looting scandal.

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But, according to the statement, BLF has some terms and conditions to joining forces with the EFF, including an apology from Julius Malema to former president Jacob Zuma.

“There is nothing stopping EFF leader Julius Malema from approaching [former] president Jacob Zuma to ask for forgiveness. The same applies between BLF president Mngxitama and Malema,” the press release says.

“Unity doesn’t mean stopping the necessary critique of each other, it simply means working towards something much bigger and much more important,” the statement says.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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