The BLF spokesperson has posted views reflecting his party’s belief that all white people in South Africa are criminals by virtue of their existence.
Black First, Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp stated strongly that White “existence is a crime.”
Your existence is a crime. Hence we say land or death.
— Lindsay Maasdorp (@Lindsay_BLF) September 15, 2018
He also repeated his party’s slogan, “land or death.”
After churning out several tweets with the citizen journalist.
Maasdorp again reacted to a separate article written by another Citizen journalist (this one being black himself) about the BLF’s assertion that the EFF “hate blacks” after they did not vote in favour of approving former president Jacob Zuma’s state pension.
I hate this ugly picture. @TheCitizen_News must respect us, this is bullshit. SAPS must respect us too, and arrest DeKlerk. BLF must be in parliament, else these idiots will continue to pay DeKlerk while opposing blacks left right & centre. https://t.co/3Xy9fJ4vN1
— Lindsay Maasdorp (@Lindsay_BLF) September 14, 2018
His problems with the picture may stem from the fact that Mngxitama was pictured wearing the EFF’s colours and talking to another (now similarly expelled) member of the EFF.
While once a prominent member of the party, Mngxitama has long been ejected from it, and the EFF and BLF often come across as bitter enemies.
Maasdorp spoke about their attempt to have former apartheid president FW De Klerk arrested, into his tweet despite it seemingly having absolutely no relevance to what was being discussed.
Maasdorp’s assertion that, as a white person, “my existence is a crime,” provides some insight into the party’s apparent belief that, due to the theft of land by white people during colonisation and apartheid, all white South Africans are therefore criminals, regardless of when they were born and what their political views, history or affiliations may be.
At the recent land hearings held in parliament, Mngxitama called for section 25 of the Constitution to be scrapped entirely to ensure that all land owned by white people is returned to their black counterparts.
The BLF leader said this section should be replaced with a declaration that all land owned by white people in South Africa was stolen property.
Mngxitama has repeatedly made the assertion that; absolutely all land occupied by white South Africans should be expropriated.
This makes the party the most extreme in South Africa when it comes to the land issue and in it’s attitude to white people in general.
They have been accused of hate speech by the South African Human Rights Commision, who have recommended that the party be prevented from contesting the 2019 elections on the grounds that they have made statements violating the Electoral Act.
Maasdorp has come under fire in the past for his posting on both Facebook and Twitter that “I have aspirations to kill white people, and this must be achieved!”
He also added that he does not think the BLF should be prevented from voting in the 2019 elections, as this would “provoke the six people who intend to vote for them”.