The controversial leader of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, Mr Andile Mngxitama, on Tuesday scored a minor court victory against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
The Pretoria High Court ON Tuesday flung away the application of Public Protector Madonsela and her office landlord in favour of the BLF. Their application sought to stop a group of BLF demonstrators from continuing their picket in the building.
Since last week, the movement has been demonstrating in the building; insisting that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must accept its memorandum. According to Mngxitama, the movement decided to keep 14 picketers outside the office of the Public Protector in order to show that its picket is “peaceful” and “legal”.
The group requested Madonsela to probe the missing R26 billion – which it alleged was siphoned out of the Reserve Bank during apartheid regime by the “white monopoly capital”. But Madonsela, for long, has turned down their request.
The BLF leader boasted: “We’re going to follow the president of Zimbabwe. We take the land by force. We’re not going to buy this land because it was stolen from us. The ANC is scared of white people.”
In conclusion, he told blacks not to vote for land but to forcefully occupy it.