BLF blames ‘racist media’ for Makhosi Khoza's death threats

The Black First Land First movement has denied being behind the death threats, saying it doesn’t target black people.

FILE: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The Black First Land First (BLF) movement says it has a policy to defend all black people even those it disagrees with.

The group has denied that it's behind death threats against African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza.

Khoza is under fire for speaking out against corruption, state capture and for backing a secret ballot in next month’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

She recently posted a WhatsApp message on her Facebook page, in which she received a warning that she had 21 days to live.

The phone number has been linked to BLF.

However, the movement has denied this, saying it doesn’t target black people.

BLF’s Zanele Lwana says: “Nothing would make BLF spew out death threats. It’s not our movement. It’s a deliberate tactic from racist media in this country.”

Last week, Khoza said her daughter has also received death threats.

“Even today by the way, today, they didn’t send their threat to me. They sent it to my daughter. My daughter. And why should I die in silence?”

In addition to the threats against her and her daughter, she cited the political killings that have taken place in her home province, KwaZulu-Natal.

“We’ve had the judiciary’s office broken into and the NPA. Are all those coincidences? Are we operating in a normal environment? I want to say no, we are not.”

Khoza said she would vote for South Africa and the Constitution on 8 August, the date set for the no confidence debate.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)