The Black First Land First movement (BLF) disrupted a discussion on state capture in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Thursday evening.

Their members were removed from the venue. Earlier this week, reports partly by the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism suggested that the BLF’s leader had been paid to do work for the Gupta family.

SABC’s Krivani Pillay was at the discussion and describes what happened.

“During an amaBhungane town hall debate the BLF disrupted an event hosted by the investigative reporters the aim of which was to discuss what the Gupta leaks meant for the media and for South Africa as a whole. Andile Mnxgxitama, leader of the BLF was provoking some of the guests here. Things got a bit chaotic in the venue. The members of the BLF continued to sing songs and provoke other guest members.”

– By Krivani Pillay