South Africa: BLF Is a Racist Organisation. Period

Andile Mngxitama's Black First Land First (BLF) movement is now officially deregistered, but what is the BLF trying to achieve or prove when it announced that as a result of its failure to appeal against its deregistering it was considering "going underground", with its sabre-rattling threat of waging an "armed struggle"? Andile Mngxitama and I used to drink beer in Melville in the mid-2000s.

But how he has turned out over the past few years has made me regret those occasions. There is no clear political leader today; and not that other rabid African nationalist, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), who is more confused about race in post-apartheid South Africa than Mngxitama is.

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