In correspondence with The Citizen on Tuesday, leader of Black First Land First (BLF) Andile Mngxitama, commenting on ongoing attacks on foreigners in South Africa, said: “One day we [will] turn it against whites. ” He was asked to clarify this comment, which overlapped with another controversial statement on Twitter on Tuesday night by EFF leader Julius Malema, who called on black South Africans to redirect their anger at “white monopoly capital”.
Mngxitama – who is currently dealing with a hate speech case brought against him by AfriForum for his public declaration last year that five white people should be killed for every black person should a taxi war ever break out – said that he was not calling for “the apocalypse to befall the white community”, but was warning that it’s apparently on the cards. “The current apocalyptic scenes of charred buildings and carcasses of motorcycles eaten by fire is a mere dress rehearsal of an eventuality awaiting white South Africa,” he told The Citizen.
“The violence is currently black centred, but its source is in fact the structure of South African economic apartheid.