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BLF members ‘seek clarity' on racist email, picket outside MiWay offices

The text, in which black people are referred to as "baboons" went viral on social media on Thursday. MiWay has since said the screenshot is fake.

FILE: Tension flared after anti-Zuma protesters clashed with BLF members who arrived at the Gupta's Saxonwold mansion in support of the President.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Members of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement are picketing outside MiWay’s Centurion offices following the circulation of a racist email screenshot.

The text, in which black people are referred to as "baboons", went viral on social media on Thursday.

MiWay says the screenshot is fake and its initial investigation has found it was manufactured by a disgruntled client.

The BLF’s Zanele Lwana said: “As a movement that fights racism wherever it shows its ugly head, which is our revolutionary duty, we’re just going there to seek clarity from MiWay. They must just very quickly cooperate. We’re not going to fight.”

MiWay CEO Rene Otto says he looks forward to a positive discussion.

“It’s very important for us to be transparent. We’ve got nothing to hide. And I’m actually very open to any faction, party, interest group who feel they want to come and audit. We’re not going to go to war with anyone. We want to be constructive.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)