- BLF delegates had dinner with Jacob Zuma over the weekened
- The party's leader, Andile Mngxitama, praised the former president's legacy
- The event has some wondering whether Zuma is endorsing the party
Black First Land First (BLF) paid a visit to Jacob Zuma at his home in Durban over the weekend.
The party thanked the former president for his contributions toward "radical economic transformation".
Zuma reportedly threw a dinner for the party delegates. Photos of the event were shared on social media.
BLF's leader, Andile Mngxitama, is a long-time Zuma loyalist. Zuma's hosting of the controversial party has some wondering this means that the former president endorses BLF.
In the past, Zuma has praised Mngxitama, and Mngxitama has often defended the former president. However, the party's praise of Zuma's 'radical economic transformation' seem somewhat misplaced, considering that his presidency saw the rand downgarded to junk status and millions looted from state coffers.
The BLF delegates appeared to be in high spirits at their dinner with Zuma, but the the party is still struggling with election problems of its own.
The Freedom Front Plus is trying to stop BLF from taking part in this year's elections, claiming that their policy of not allowing white people to join the party is unconstitutional.
However, some experts have said that they doubt this will lead to BLF's removal from the election.
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