'One EFF, one bullet' tweet was fake, says BLF member

01 January 2019 - 13:50 By TimesLIVE
A BLF member has distanced herself from "manufactured" tweets that attacked EFF members who protested at Fourth Beach in Clifton on December 28 2018.
A BLF member has distanced herself from "manufactured" tweets that attacked EFF members who protested at Fourth Beach in Clifton on December 28 2018.
Image: Dan Meyer

Black First Land First (BLF) member Zimasa Mpemnyama has distanced herself from a series of “manufactured” tweets – in her name – lashing out at the EFF and claiming protesters were paid R1m to cause a “race riot” on Clifton Fourth Beach.

“Yesterday my account was suspended on Twitter, then I find tweets like this, which I never wrote, circulating,” she said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“I would never write such hogwash about killing black people. Stop spreading lies,” she said.

“Here are the other tweets which were manufactured. I never wrote these tweets. Right wingers shared these pictures after they got my account suspend to tarnish mine & BLF's name.

"I would never use the term 'race riots' plus I know how to spell 'slaughtering' - Thank you very much." 

WARNING: The tweet below contains strong language.

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama suggested that the tweets were photoshopped to incite "black-on-black violence".


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