- The BLF has registered as a viable party for the upcoming national elections
- However, the party has said that it will not be accepting white people as members
- Additionally, leader Andile Mngxitama says, if elected, the party will fight for land reform
The controversial Black First Land First (BLF) has reportedly registered for the upcoming elections and submitted its finalised list of candidates to the IEC.
Speaking at a press conference, the party's leadership said that the efforts of "land thieves" to stop the party registering for the elections had failed.
Additionally, the party said that it would not be accepting white people as members of the party.
BLF's registration came after weeks of financial problems within the party, which made it difficult for BLF to put together the R200 000 registration fee necessary to take party in the election.
Now that BLF has registered, however, party leader, Andile Mngxitama, said that, if it received seats in Parliament, the BLF would be pursuing an aggressive land reform agenda, according to IOL.
Additionally, Mngxitama was open about his party's policy of excluding white people.ite people took our land, there wasn't much talking," Mngxitama said.
Additionally, Mngxitama was open about his party's policy of exluding white people.
"We don't accept white people. We are open about it, even when we submitted our registration, that we don't accept white people," he said.
Mngxitama also expressed confidence about the BLF's electoral changes, saying that the party represented the hopes of many South Africans.
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