Freedom Front Plus takes legal action to bar BLF from elections

Freedom Front Plus takes legal action to bar BLF from elections

- The Freedom Front Plus is reportedly taking legal action to have BLF banned from this year's elections

- The party says BLF is a racist party and that it was unconstitutional for the IEC to allow BLF to register

- BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama, hit back at the Freedom Front Plus on Twitter

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The Freedom Front Plus wants Black First Land First (BLF) to be excluded from the upcoming elections.

The Freedom Front's leader, Pieter Groenewald, made the comments at a press conference on Monday.

Groenwald alleged that the IEC's decision to allow BLF to contest the elections was unconstitutional.

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The Freedom Front has also accused BLF on several occasions of being racist, citing BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama's threats of violence against white South Africans as well the fact that BLF says it will only accept black people as members.

Groenwald's argument is that non-racialism is one of the core values of the Constitution, and therefore the BLF should not be allowed to take part in the election. 

According to IOL, Groenwald added that it would be in the country's interest if BLF was barred from Parliament and from politics. 

City Press has reported that the Freedom Front Plus has filed court papers to have BLF deregistered from the election.

Mngxitama responded to the Freedom Front's comments on Twitter, referring to them as "land thieves" and "boer seuntjies". 

"Bring it on," the BLF leader added.

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One of the Freedom Front party members, speaking during Monday's press briefing, added that its court application against BLF was what the party meant by its "fight back" slogan.

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