BLF members beats up White female advocate to pulp, threatens ‘white blood would be spilt’

The lawlessness exhibited by the hostile members of  the Black Land First BLF has attracted wide condemnation and criticism.

According to a  court witness Joe Thembe: it is the height of anarchy to humiliate an advocate in such a reckless manner, I sincerely wish justice can be served, these People are out of control,  he said.

Consequently, the Johannesburg Bar Council has condemned a “vicious racial attack” on one of its members at the High Court in Joburg, claiming the court’s security team is “wholly inadequate”.

According to bar council chairperson Kameshni Pillay, a female advocate was attacked at the court on Wednesday by members of Black First Land First (BLF), who were staging a protest outside.

Pillay said the advocate was apparently part of an argument with a security guard, and the BLF became involved, threatening and shouting at her. When the woman subsequently went inside the courthouse, the BLF members followed her into a lift, where the group of men and women began punching her in the face, telling her that “white blood would be spilt”.

It was only when the elevator opened that she was pulled out and able to escape, though the group of BLF members began venturing into the various courtrooms trying to find her. The advocate ultimately had to be “smuggled” out of the building, according to Pillay.

In a statement from the bar council, Pillay said the organisation condemned the attack in the strongest terms, and would be working with the police to identify the attackers and bring them to justice.

At a systemic level, it is of immense concern that the attack occurred within the court building and that the security arrangements in place appear to be wholly inadequate.

The attack is also a part of a growing pattern of criminal activity perpetrated in and around the court precinct which has seen practitioners and judges being mugged and robbed,” the statement read.

BLF president Andile Mngxitama said his members had reported that the woman involved was a “racist” who was “trying to throw her weight around”. He said that racial comments were allegedly made in the elevator, and that only women were involved in the physical attack.

While the council has denied this, saying that men and women were involved in the attack, Mngxitama said he encouraged his members to deal with racists, even if it meant becoming physical.

Regarding the claims that security at the court was insufficient, the Department of Justice was unable to respond to queries.

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3 thoughts on “BLF members beats up White female advocate to pulp, threatens ‘white blood would be spilt’”

  1. When are lowlifes who perpetrate and encourage this barbaric kind of behaviour going to be brought to book? They are saying and doing what they want with impunity and the more they get away with it, the more brutal their behaviour is becoming. Maybe the authorities approve of this kind of thing.

  2. This is really anarchy. I feel that the justice system has failed in South Africa. Are we going back in time? How disgusting. I pray that the perpetrators will be hounded down and be incarcerated for a very long time… But knowing the legal system they will be allowed to continue on their rampage. My son-in-law’s brother who was butchered almost ten years ago have never been arrested and are most probably part of the perpetrators…

  3. This is BARBARIC!!!!! They cqn not be called human!!!!

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