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Gopolang Moloko
1 minute read
9 Nov 2018
10:33 am

BLF temporarily silenced, websites shut down

Gopolang Moloko

The party's two websites have temporarily been shut down leading Mngxitama to think a plot against the party is afoot

Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama speaks to The Citizen in Boksburg, Johannesburg. Picture: Neil McCartney

Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has blamed white minority capital for the BLF website being temporarily shut down.

Mngxitama appears to believe a plot to silence the BLF has begun. Blaming land thieves for cyberterrorism attacks, Mngxitama said the apparent takedown of his site was a result of him confronting the Oppenheimer family recently.

In a tweet, he said: ” They are also scared that BLF is going to parliament.”

He claimed a technical team was busy attending to the site.

https://twitter.com/Mngxitama/status/1060773527312326656

The website has been known to share some controversial views on land. Both BLF.org.za and blackopinion.co.za appear to be having technical issues.

The BLF leader and about 25 supporters were removed from parliament last month after they charged at Nicky and Jonathan Oppenheimer as they discussed their company operating a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.

The group led by Mngxitama rose to shout “shut down Fireblade” about 45 minutes into the meeting. Fireblade Aviation is a company operating the private terminal at the OR Tambo airport.

Among the group was BLF spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp and the group was eventually removed.

Mngxitama has labelled the Oppenheimer family a criminal family.

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