The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has rejected allegation that it’s behind death threats against African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza.
The BLF movement says it has the policy to defend all black people even those it disagrees with. Khoza is under attack for supporting a secret ballot in next month’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
This emerged after she speaks out against corruption and state capture. Subsequently, Khoza posted a WhatsApp message on her Facebook page, in which she received a warning that she had 21 days to live.
Based on the reports it is alleged that 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. Khoza confirmed that she now fears for her safety and live saying messages of death threats are tremendous.
“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?”
She added that the death threats could be linked to political predicaments following the recent killing of ANC members in 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.