"Let me in or arrest me": BLF leader squares off with police

"Let me in or arrest me": BLF leader squares off with police

- BLF leader Andle Mngxitama has been barred from attending the Zondo Commission

- In a video, police officers can be seen preventing Mngxitama from entering the venue

- Mngxitama yells at the police that they must let him in or else arrest him

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It appears that BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has been barred from attending the Zondo Commission in support of former president Jacob Zuma, who begins testifying on Monday.

In a clip shared on social media, police can be seen forcibly preventing Mngxitama from entering the premises. 

Mngxitama has reportedly claimed that he was not allowed into the venue as he was dressed in BLF regalia.

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Mngxitama is one of thousands of Zuma supporters who are expected to show up to the Commission on Monday, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

This comes after the BLF leader previously stated that he and his party would be attending the Inquiry for Zuma's testimony. 

"We will be at the commission next week, but we are discouraged by how the Zondo commission," Mngxitama said, according to Times Live. He added that he believed that the Inquiry was prejudiced against Zuma and the it was targeting him for his attempts to bring about "radical economic transformation".

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According to the social media user who posted the clip of Mngxitama's scuffle with police, the BLF leader yelled "Let me in or arrest me!" after officers prevented him from entering the venue. 

In the video, bystanders can be seen filming the police and Mngxitama.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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