The DA said they would be reporting BLF leader, Andile Mngxitima, for inciting violence against white South Africans.
The DA’s national spokesperson, Solly Malatsi, said on Monday, 10 December 2018, that the BLF party has committed hate speech too often.
Malatsi said that racially charged comments made by BLF leader, Andile Mngxitimaon, on Sunday, 9 December 2018, are not surprising.
“This will not be the first time BLF and their leader find themselves knee-deep in hate speech allegations. This behaviour is undoubtedly a trend characteristic of the BLF, as is clearly evident based on their track record over the past two years,” Malatsi said in a statement.
The DA member listed a few incidents where BLF had been accused of hate speech in 2018 alone. He said the party was excluded from the elections for hate speech. In another situation, the party’s spokesperson posted on Facebook that she aspired to kill all white people.
“In a speech delivered at a BLF rally in Potchefstroom on 9 December, and in a series of tweets thereafter, Mngxitama launched into a tirade against businessman Johann Rupert, saying inter alia “if he hires his taxi bosses to kill one black we shall kill five whites” and “[w]e will go to the white suburbs and avenge each black life,” Malatsi said in the statement.
Malatsi said the DA would be reporting Mngxitama to the South African Human Rights Commission as well as the Equality court for enticing violence against white South Africans.