Johannesburg - Agricultural union TLU SA has requested National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi to urgently make a decision about prosecuting Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama.
On December 11, the TLU SA laid a charge of hate speech against Mngxitama with police. The previous day, during a public rally in Potchefstroom in the North West, he threatened to "kill five white people for every one black person killed", the TLU SA said in a statement.
"He further made threats against women and children, 'We will kill their children, we will kill their women, we will kill anything we find on our way'.”
“We’ve not had any feedback regarding the process yet,” TLU SA president Louis Meintjies said in the statement.
"After various phone calls and emails we hand-delivered a letter to the office of the NPA. It was signed for by advocate E Matzke on behalf of the deputy director of public prosecutions and she undertook to give feedback within two days. We’ve not heard anything,” he said.