Solidarity2ANA reports that Solidarity said on Wednesday it would be paying charges with the police and at the Equality Court against members of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement on behalf of several of the parents of the victims of the recent Hoërskool Driehoek disaster.  

The trade union indicated that it would also lay a charge at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and request that the BLF be banned from participating in the upcoming general election.  This followed after BLF members, among other comments, stated that the death of three children who were killed when a walkway collapsed at the school earlier this month was a godly intervention and, based on the assumption that the children were white, that “three future problems” had been eliminated.  Solidarity’s Dr Dirk Hermann said:  “We cannot allow a fringe figure’s racial hatred to be normalised.  The statements of the BLF have reached a extremely low point where hate speech is concerned…”

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