Andile Mngxitama’s Black Land First said it going to open a case against a white man who handed an assault rifle to EFF leader Julius Malema.
Cops are investigating Malema for discharging a firearm in public after a video that appears to show him firing an assault rifle surfaced on social media.
Mngxitama said he will open a case on Thursday at 11am, at the Hilbrow Police station.
Said BLF: “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.”
BLF said that 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,” said BLF.