- Mzansi reacted to BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama, saying they would be in parliament after elections
- He added that he was willing to take up arms if barred
- Mzansi had mixed reactions with some supporting their pro-black stance and others considering it to be racist
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Social media users expressed their views on a video of Black Land First leader, Andile Mngxitama, passionately asserting that BLF will be in parliament. This followed the Freedom Front Plus withdrawing its motion to have BLF removed from the ballot. Mngxitama also stated that they were willing to take up arms if barred from elections.
Mngxitama said that people such as FF+ leader, Pieter Groenewald will not be permitted into his organisation.
Mzansi appeared to have mixed views on the matter, with many BLF supporters believing that the party and its members have the right to free speech and to fight for the further liberation of black Africans. Others felt as though their radical stance was discriminatory and goes against the Constitutional imperative to protect the rights of all citizens, Briefly.co.za found.
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VelawamaVezi remarked that the kind of mentality and public statements made by BLF leaders was similar to the PAC’s stance during apartheid. Speaking about the PAC, he wrote,”Remember the first war Poqo fought? They fought with bare hands, pick axes and what have you and to this day what remains of PAC is just pieces.”
Another user, Inkomo Ebhondo, pointed out that the preamble of the Constitution says "believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in diversity".
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Other users felt that BLF’s stance was more racist than pro-black, as unlike the historical pan-africanist leaders, he failed to consider any person who aligns themselves with the African agenda and supports an African government as being African, evident by his exclusion of non-blacks in the party.
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Source: Briefly News