- Black First Land First claims that the AfriForum group has successfully frozen their accounts
- The party alleges that this is an attempt to prevent them from paying their election deposits.
-The party has been crowdsourcing the funds from their supporters, but has asked for donations to be put on hold until and alternative can be organised
Black First Land First has released a statement claiming civil rights group, AfriForum, has successfully frozen their bank accounts.
According to the statement, AfriForum has relentlessly perused them and have won. BLF alleges that the group is attempting to prevent them from paying their election deposits, which they say has been crowdsourced.
The Citizen reports that AfriForum has been accused of trying to destroy the party for some time, using legal costs which have been steadily increasing.
The party says that they have been overwhelmed by the amount of groups, parties and private individuals who have taken them to court, allegedly knowing that the party is struggling to afford the legal bills.
Lindsay Maasdorp, spokesman for the party, responded to the situation earlier this week:
“The racist, right-wing, apartheid-denying AfriForum has illegally obtained court orders to freeze the BLF’s bank account. The objective is to try steal BLF’s IEC deposit money and therefore stop us from contesting the elections.”
Maasdorp explained how the party had received notification from First National Bank stating their account had been frozen on AfriForum's behalf:
“Our movement has since confirmed that our account is indeed blocked. BLF has been aware of this evil plan and has secured most of the funds for deposit for National Assembly."
Despite this and, claims that Johann Rupert and the Oppenheimer family have stopped BLF's crowdfunding, the spokesman is adamant his party will not only be on the ballot, but in Parliament:
"The racist AfriForum which is made up of land thieves, is now taking the people’s contributions to the #TakeBLFToParliament campaign in order to ensure that parliament remains an entity for those who are controlled by white monopoly capital."
The BLF is now asking contributors who have been donating funds to them to stop, since the money would be going to AfriForum.
Briefly.co.za gathered from the statement that a new alternative will soon be put in place.
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