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Members of BLF confront Oppenheimers, get ejected from Parliament

PARLIAMENT, October 30 – Members of Black First Land First (BLF) were forcefully ejected from Parliament on Tuesday after disrupting a meeting of the home affairs portfolio committee, with one of the rabble rousers manhandling South African billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer, his son Jonathan, and executives of Fireblade Aviation were briefing MPs on its long-standing […]

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Church leaders will support Zuma ‘spiritually’

DURBAN, June 4  – A KwaZulu-Natal-based bishop said on Monday that churches backing Jacob Zuma would continue their “spiritual support” for the former state president. “We are supporting the former president and his family spiritually,” said Bishop Vusi Dube, founder of the eThekwini Community Church International. Dube was speaking to the African News Agency (ANA) […]

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We are taking the land, BLF’s Mngxitama tells Zuma supporters at night vigil

DURBAN, April 06 – Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama told supporters of former president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night that the country’s land would be “taken”. Mngxitama was addressing hundreds of Zuma supporters at Durban’s Albert Park, not far from the Durban High Court, where Zuma will appear at a preliminary hearing on corruption […]

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Vicious attack on woman a ‘stupid primitive act’ – ANC Womens League

JOHANNESBURG, February 6  –  The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) says it is “saddened by video images of a group of men wearing #Siyavuma t-shirts brutally assaulting women” outside the party’s headquarters, Luthuli House, on Monday. The woman was part of Black First Land First (BLF) protesters hauled out of a bakkie and attacked by […]

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Parliamentary committee rejects Black First Land First’s demand that it stop Eskom inquiry

PARLIAMENT, October 20 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on Public Enterprises on Friday rebuffed a demand from Black First Land First (BLF) to stop its inquiry into Eskom, which the group termed a witchhunt against the Gupta family. Committee chairwoman Zukiswa Rantho asked MPs how she should respond to the missive, which threatened legal action should […]