- The BLF has demanded that the ANC suspend Cyril Ramaphosa
- They say the e-mails leaked by News24 prove that the president is corrupt
- The BLF also slammed the ANC as a whole, saying no one in the party has the "moral rectitude" to stand up to Ramaphosa
Black First Land First (BLF) has urged the ANC to suspend Cyril Ramaphosa as head of the party and to remove him from the president's office.
The party claims that the recently-leaked e-mails between Ramaphosa and his campaign manager prove that the president is corrupt and has been 'captured'.
BLF also accused the president of working on behalf of 'white monopoly capital'.
BLF was referring to the e-mails published over the weekend by News24, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The e-mails indicate that Ramaphosa was more involved in fundraising for his campaign than he had previously claimed. However, the publication's editor-in-chief said the e-mails did not implicate the president in any illegal activities.
As a result of these e-'mails, BLF has slammed Ramaphosa as an "illegitimate president". They allege that he collaborated with 'white monopoly capital' to buy his way into the ANC leadership position. They claim that the "WMC media" continues to protect Ramaphosa - an allegation which echoes Julius Malema's 'Stratcom' claims.
Additionally, the party fired salvos at the ANC as a whole, saying that there is no one in the party with the necessary "moral rectitude" to stand up to Ramaphosa, according to The Citizen.
In an official statement, however, the presidency has insisted that Ramaphosa was not 'captured' by those who donated to his election campaign.
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