Out­law march­ing to pri­vate homes

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Tom Mh­langa

THE Black First Land First (BLF) move­ment must be taken to task.

Just last week we lost one of the pro­gres­sive jour­nal­ists in our coun­try, Suna Ven­ter.

We have learnt that her death was a re­sult of per­pet­ual abuse by those who should be ap­pre­ci­at­ing her work.

The BLF people be­have as if they just ar­rived in South Africa and they don’t know about free­dom of the press which is en­shrined in our con­sti­tu­tion.

If these people are bored and they don’t know the rea­sons for their ex­is­tence, they should stop abus­ing our jour­nal­ists.

The press has an im­por­tant role to play in our democ­racy and must not be threat­ened be­cause cer­tain people don’t like what they are re­port­ing about.

Andile Mngxi­tama is ed­u­cated and he knows what he is do­ing is wrong. March­ing to some­one’s home is the low­est level to which one can stoop.

Per­haps the coun­try should con­sider out­law­ing march­ing on pri­vate res­i­dences, be­cause this has the po­ten­tial of putting the vic­tims’ lives in dan­ger.

Mngxi­tama and his BLF must be crim­i­nally charged. They must get a taste of their own medicine.

They must not think that they are the Van Dammes of our coun­try and are un­touch­able. Braam­fontein

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.