Mbalula slams ‘disgusting & distasteful’ BLF’s behaviour

On Friday, the South African National Editors Forum was granted an interdict against the BLF and its leader Andile Mngxitama.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula addressing the media in Vosloorus during his visit to the home of a policeman who was killed on duty. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN.

VOSLOORUS - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says the behaviour of the Black First Land First (BLF) organisation is disgusting and distasteful.

Mbalula has welcomed Friday’s judgement by the High Court in Johannesburg in which the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) was granted an interdict against the BLF and its leader Andile Mngxitama.

The minister was speaking on the sidelines of his visit to the home of Sipho Mthethwa, a policeman who was killed on duty this week.

Mbalula says intimidation or harassment should never be used by any South African during arguments.

He says members of the BLF movement who have gone to people’s houses is the highest state of disorder.

“But it doesn’t mean that I must go to their houses, that’s the highest state of disorder and it undermines the rule of law. So, we will stamp our authority.”

He says there is now an interdict and he expects the law to be upheld.

“And I want to reiterate; nobody has got the right to march to the houses of anybody. Because the houses are their private areas where they have children.”

Mbalula says journalists cannot and must never be silenced.

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)