Johannesburg - Infighting in Black First Land First (BLF) on Monday intensified as a letter saying party leader Andile Mngxitama had been suspended emerged.
This came after Siphesihle Jele, the suspended secretary-general of BLF, posted the letter in which he claimed Mngxitama was not a legitimate member of the party until he was able to prove his membership and also prove which of the organisation’s branches he belonged to.
In his letter, Jele claimed that Mngxitama and Shantha Balashkrina were not legitimate members of the party until such a time that they could prove their membership and which branches they hailed from.
Jele said that he had been falsely accused by “a host of non-members of the organisation” of forming a labour union using BLF’s database.
“These non-members must be reminded that the membership forms are with branch and regional secretaries. The office of the secretary-general gets a database from those structures. These non-members don’t know this because they never joined the organisation they claim to lead,” he wrote.