IEC deregisters BLF as a political party

Andile Mgxitama of Black Land First (BLF) gives his view of the National and provincial elections, ROC, Tshwane.

File: Andile Mgxitama of Black Land First (BLF).


JOHANNESBURG - The IEC has confirmed Black First Land First (BLF) has been deregistered as a political party.

This comes after the Freedom Front Plus appealed to the IEC to have BLF deregistered.

WATCH: FF+ butts heads with BLF

The FF Plus' case against the BLF emanates from its constitution that only allows black people to join the party.

Initially, the IEC said the BLF had not contravened the law, as its constitution referred to an ideology rather than race.