DA accuses BLF leader Mngxitama of hate speech

File: Black First Land First National convener Andile Mngxitama is being accused of hate speech by the Democratic Alliance.

File: Black First Land First National convener Andile Mngxitama is being accused of hate speech by the Democratic Alliance.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance has claimed hate speech from Black First Land First leader, Andile Mngxitama, and said they will be reporting him to the SAHRC and Equality Court.

The party said Mngxitama's comments regarding white South Africans incite violence.

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The DA said North West provincial leader Joe McGluwa will lay charges against Mngxitama for incitement of imminent violence for comments delivered during a speech at a BLF rally on Sunday and series of tweets after the rally.

The party stated this is part of a pattern of hate speech from the BLF party and Mngxitama.

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In a statement, the DA motivated, "South Africa belongs to all who live in it. There is no place for race-based incitement of violence and those who engage in hate speech should be investigated and prosecuted with the full might of the law.

"We cannot turn a blind eye to or diminish the seriousness of Mngxitama’s naked racism, hate speech and incitement."

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