Black First Land First (BLF) will open a case against the white man who handed Julius Malema the R5 rifle to fire in public at an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gathering. The irresponsible behaviour of the white gun man was calculated to cause harm to black people. The crowd which was potentially under threat was black. The intention of the white man was very clear – that harm should come to black people.
The R5 rifle is a favourite weapon of the apartheid operatives. It has come to the attention of BLF that the EFF funder, Adriano Mazzotti, is linked to the apartheid assassin and spy master, Craig Williamson. Now Malema is seen handed an R5 by a white man to fire at a black event. This mirrors activities of apartheid assassins during apartheid.
Many questions are raised by the irresponsible handling of the fire arm. First, who is the white man giving Malema the gun to fire? What is his relationship with Adriano Mazzotti and Craig Williamson? Is the gun legal?
Firing guns like that is not only unlawful but also highly irresponsible. This is an act that looks like the beginning of black on black violence sponsored by the former apartheid operatives just as black people are uniting in demanding land.
We also note that a black person was recently viciously attacked and beaten at an EFF rally.
BLF wants the white man not only arrested, but if he has a licence for such a weapon, for it to be revoked. An R5 rifle is a weapon of war.
BLF will open the case under the following details:
Date: Thursday, 02 August 2018
Venue: Hillbrow Police Station, Johannesburg
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
01 August 2018
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