BLF leader Andile Mngxitama banned from Facebook for ‘racism’ quote

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama banned from Facebook for ‘racism’ quote

- Andile Mngxitama has been banned from Facebook

- Mngxitama posted a quote from a book by W.E.B Du Bois, on racism

- The quote on "double consciousness" landed him in hot water

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BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has been banned from Facebook for 30 days after he posted a quote on 'racism'.

Mngxitama shared a quote on racism from a book by W.E.B Du Bois, The Citizen reported. The quote is about "double consciousness" and the BLF leader said South Africans are still suffering from it.

Briefly.co.za learned the BLF's sister site, Black Opinion, slammed Mngxitama's month-long suspension on Facebook.

Black Opinion said it was "shocking" that the quote from Du Bois book was against Facebook's rules.

"This is a clear indication once more that Facebook is anti-black and racist" - the site said.
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama banned from Facebook for ‘racism’ quote

Screenshot of Mngxitama's post. Photo credit: The Citizen.
Source: Facebook

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BLF leader Andile Mngxitama banned from Facebook for ‘racism’ quote

Screenshot of the Facebook message. Photo credit: The Citizen.
Source: Facebook

It's not the first time Mngxitama was banned on social media. Briefly.co.za reported previously that the BLF leader's new Twitter account banned after barely a day.

Although the first suspension had been justified by citing hateful conduct, no apparent content rules had been violated.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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