Mngxitama and BLF members were barred from appearing at the commission on July 15 to support former president Jacob Zuma when he was giving testimony before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
BLF deputy president Zanele Lwana said there was no rule that stipulates that political parties wearing political regalia be denied access.
“It’s clear that the Zondo commission has no rule that stipulates that people belonging to a political party cannot be granted access to the commission. What is clear from our experience on the day our president was denied access is that senior people within the commission instructed law enforcement officers at the venue to deny him (Mngxitama) access to the commission,” she said.
The police and security of the Zondo commission claimed that there was a standing rule that denied access to the hearings of the commission to people wearing political party regalia. When asked to show the rule, they failed to do so, said Lwana.