Johannesburg - Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama is to square off with civil rights organisation AfriForum in the Equality Court in Joburg over his racial slurs in Potchefstroom in December.
AfriForum lodged an application in the Equality Court, and the trial is set down for Wednesday and Thursday in Johannesburg. It’s spokesperson, Hesti Steenkamp, said the civil rights organisation submitted charges against Mngxitama last year, after he advocated for “the murder of white people” during a speech in Potchefstroom.
In his address to party supporters, Mngxitama reportedly said: “We’ll kill their children. We’ll kill their women. We’ll kill anything that we find on our way We’ll kill their dogs. We’ll kill their cats. We’ll kill anything that comes before us.”
Mngxitama reportedly stated that his organisation would murder five white people each time a black person was murdered in South Africa. He also claimed that his organisation was busy mobilising 50000 soldiers for this purpose.
Steenkamp said Ernst Roets, AfriForum’s head of policy and action, would testify as an expert witness, while Mngxitama is expected to conduct his own defence.