BLF launch application for leave to appeal their ban

BLF launch application for leave to appeal their ban

South Africa

The citizen

Two days after the Freedom Front Plus’s (FF+) successful appeal of their court case against Black First Land First (BLF), the latter has applied to the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein for leave to appeal what they have called “the unjust decision which has effectively banned the movement.”

The FF Plus lodged the case with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) after finding out the BLF’s constitution only allows black people to join the party.

The IEC dismissed the FF+’s initial attempt, leading them to appeal the decision at the Electoral Court – a decision which led to the BLF’s deregistration as a political party.

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