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Andile Mngxitama goes head to head with Joanmariae Fubbs, Yunus Carrim

During a joint meeting between the committee of trade and industry and the committee of finance, Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama went head to head with Joanmariae Fubbs, chair of the parliamentary committee on trade and industry, and finance committee chairperson Yunus Carrim. 

During the session, the BLF gave a presentation on reshaping the financial sector.

The presentation, called The Malikane Proposals, proposed a new economic plan and bringing about “radical economic transformation” by expropriating land.

After Fubbs tried to set a time limit on Mngxitama’s presentation, he called her a “fascist”  and Carrim subsequently asked Mngxitama to leave the chamber. When Mngxitama refused, Carrim and Mngxitama almost came to blows.

“Our presentation was, by and large, expropriation of white capital to bring about radical economic transformation, the expropriation of land, taking it from their friends who are white monopoly capital,” said Mngxitama in an interview with News24.

“We gave them some basic lessons in Marxism, which is supposed to be their ideology.”

Although Mngxitama said that Carrim “had a mandate from white capital”, he doesn’t hold any hard feelings.

“We are not fighting black people. Even Carrim is black, he just has Indian superiority consciousness just like Gandhi. But he’s our person. Ultimately, we’ll accept him back home when he’s done selling out,” said Mngxitama. 

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Caroline Vakil
Caroline Vakil is a journalist based in the United States

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