Shortly after Zuma’s case was postponed‚ AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel attempted to address the media but was prevented by BLF activists‚ who shouted: “It’s a matter of black people! No racist is going to speak for our people!”
A scuffle broke out between members of Black First Land First (BLF) and some journalists outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after the appearance of former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane.
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama urged the media to report the truth and stop being biased. He also said his movement was under attack because it was defending former president Zuma and radical economic transformation.
“Today we are here to stand in solidarity with Duduzane Zuma‚ who again we know is attacked only because he is a son of Jacob Zuma‚” said Mngxitama.
He vowed that their members would protect themselves at all costs. “Any white person who touches us‚ we are going to defend ourselves‚” he warned.
Inside the courtroom‚ Zuma’s case was postponed until August 23. The magistrate said the postponement was to give the defence more time to go through the charges and documentation pertaining to the case‚ which relates to a 2014 car crash that left two women dead.
Check the video below:
Kallie Kriel from Afriforum and members of Black First Land First outside #DuduzaneZuma Court. AfriForum said they’d launch a private culpable homicide prosecution against Zuma. The NPA then charged him.
BLF members shouting “Settler! Go back to Europe” at Kriel. pic.twitter.com/xDCrS96ZVU
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) July 12, 2018
Source: Times Live