Black First Land First might allow white citizens to join ranks

Black First Land First might allow white citizens to join ranks

- After being deregistered Black First Land First is considering caving and allowing white citizens to join

- The party says aspiring members should identify with their political and philosophical ideals

- BLF announced that they would resort to amending their constitution during a policy conference

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Black First Land First is considering an amendment to its constitution to allow white South Africans to join the party.

Briefly.co.za reported that the Electoral Commission had deregistered the party as a political organisation over their exclusion based on race.

Now, deputy president Zanele Lwana announced during a policy conference that they would resort to changing their ways in light of the ban:

“If you meet the requirements of what it means to call yourself a BLF member based on what we stand for. As long as you accept that black people were dispossessed of their land, you accept that a minority in the country still owns the land and means of production at the expense of black people."

READ ALSO: Black First Land First officially deregistered as political party

However, the party isn't taking the decision lightly. IOL reports that Lwana revealed they were also contemplating other options:

“The second option is that now that we are banned, what is to be done on the question of armed struggle, and what is to be done about the life of the movement? The third option, do we say okay we are being shut out, we are being deprived of our own democratic right in South Africa as they do not want us to exist, do we become an underground movement?”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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