It seems as if Andile Mngxitama’s return to social media platform Twitter has been short-lived, the account @MngxitamaAndile did not make it through its first day before being suspended
Black First Land First president Andile Mngxitama has had his return to Twitter impeded after being suspended a second time.
The spokesperson for BLF, Lindsay Maasdorp has revealed that this time the removal is permanent.
Although the first suspension had been justified by citing hateful conduct, this time it appears as if no content rules had been violated.
Maasdorp confirmed that the group had received a complaint about a tweet saying ‘Black people, I am back on Twitter’, the reason as to why this led to the suspension of the page is unclear
The spokesperson condemned the move, saying that it was a fanatical attempt to target and silence the party as well as it’s leader.
In a video posted by the new page, Mngxitama made a reference to his infamous homecoming speech, where he had called for five white people to be murdered for every black person killed. Whether this has led to the removal of the page has yet to be confirmed.
Briefly.co.za had reported earlier that under #MngxitamaHomeComing Andile, the BLF party, as well as its supporters, had rallied in support of the recent speech given by Mngxitama over the weekend. A video showing the speech had gone viral, showing Andile Mngxitama revelling in his hateful propaganda.
The video has recieved massive public outrage, including legal action from organisations including AfriForum, the DA, COPE, and ToekomsVonk. The ANC condemned the comments made by the BLF in a statement, saying that they had been socially divisive.
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