Regulator shuts down website ‘linked’ to BLF

The website, Black Opinion, also has a Facebook page which confirms the closure of the site.

The Black Opinion website was shut down by the Internet Services' Provider Association. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - An internet regulator body has shut down a website thought to be linked to the Black First Land First movement.

The website, Black Opinion, also has a Facebook page which confirms the closure of the site.

South African expat Martin Peake took it upon himself to launch a petition against state capture.

He says he discovered the website is registered to a BLF member, Yerushka Chetty.

“I contacted the Internet Services' Provider Association and highlighted the site was linked to a couple of organisations that were nefarious in nature.”

He wrote to the Internet Services' Provider Association, complaining that the site promoted racial hatred.

He also raised serious concerns over the intimidation of certain journalists at the hands of BLF members.

Black Opinion's accompanying Facebook page states they are looking into the shutdown, saying black voices will not be silenced.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)