We don't target blacks, BLF tells MP Khoza


08 October 2015 eNCA speaks to Andile Mngxitama of Black Land First about the alleged R26 billion rand that was stolen from the Reserve Bank under the Apartheid regime

JOHANNESBURG - Black First Land First (BLF) denies that it has threatened ANC member of Parliament Makhosi Khoza with death.

On Saturday, Khoza posted screen grabs on social media of messages she had received on her phone warning her that she had 21 days to live.

Apart from the threats to kill her, she was instructed to vote against the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on 8 August.

Khoza has been in the firing line for saying that ANC MPs should vote according to their conscience. She has received death threats and been called into line by senior ANC leaders.

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In a statement, BLF said: "The story peddled by the white-owned media about BLF’s telephone number being associated with the alleged threats on the life of Dr Makhosi Khoza, is a cheap fabrication. BLF does not and will not fight black people, including those we regard as askaris."

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama posted on Twitter:


BLF had a policy to defend all blacks, even those it disagreed with, the statement said.

"BLF believes that there must be a white person or persons behind the attempt to smear our organisation. We don’t regard Dr Khoza as a political anything. She is just loud and irrelevant."