The Black First Land First (BLF) continued its race rhetoric during its election campaign in Soweto on Saturday.

It says a vote for the African National Congress (ANC) was a vote for whites. The party has run into trouble over its anti-white sentiments in the past.

The party has in recent weeks accused whites of being responsible for Cyclone Idai and said it won’t employ white lawyers while decrying the ANC.

The BLF suddenly defended the embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. On Friday a former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana told the State Capture Commission how he was axed. He says Magashule fired him after he refused to sign off on a construction deal for the Guptas.

An explosive book by Pieter Louis-Myburg also implicates Magashule in state capture.

This was under his watch as Free State Premier.

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama says, “Any person that is attacked by a white person, we will defend, they must leave Ace Magashule alone.”

On the prevailing crisis at the power utility, Mngxitama suggested former Eskom bosses, Matshela Koko and Brian Molefe be reinstated.

“Load shedding and the crisis in Eskom is self-created, Cyril Ramaphosa wants to sell Eskom to his friends. Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko must be reinstated,” says Mngxitama.

The BLF is contesting elections for the first time.

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