- BLF says that "white monopoly capital" and a biased media are the reason for their poor performance in this year's election
- They also claim that powerful interests had hobbled their campaign by keeping them tied up in legal battles
- However, the party has vowed that it would not quit
BLF's Andile Mngxitama has blamed the media for his party's poor performance in this year's election.
As of Thursday evening, BLF had won just over 6 000 votes, or 0.08% of the total.
BLF attributed their weak showing to the "London agenda" and the interests of "white monopoly capital".
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In a public statement, BLF rallied against the media, saying that publications "ran a negative campaign" against them. They also claimed that media had tried to ban the party.
BLF also complained that they were forced to campaign despite having no resources, while other parties spent millions on the election which they had received from "white monopoly capital".
In the statement, the party also alleged that they had been hurt in the election as a result of being tied up in legal battles. This appears to be a reference to the case brought against BLF by Freedom Front Plus.
FF+ wanted to have BLF barred from contesting the election becasue they only allow black people to join the party. FF+ argued that this was a violation of the Electoral Code.
Party leader Andile Mngxitama also complained that his Twitter account had been shut down due to violating the site's code of conduct, according to News24.
Despite their disappointing performance in this election, BLF has promised they will not quit and will work harder to protect their share of the vote in future, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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