Black First Land First (BLF) leader, Andile Mngxitama, says rugby analyst, Ashwin Willemse, should not lose his job. This is after Willemse walked off the set of SuperSport during the analysis of the match between the Lions and Brumbies.

The former Springbok player says he was labelled a quota player throughout his rugby career.

Willemse told fellow presenters Nick Mallet and Naas Botha that he would not allow them, who played in the apartheid era, to patronise him.

Mngxitama has commended Willemse for his actions.

“It was about time and as BLF we stand with Ashwin Willemse. If you watch that programme, again and again they have undermined that brother. He did the right thing, the nation must be behind him… however we as BLF, we want to say he must not lose his job. When black people in this country stand up against racism they end up being the ones who are being victimised against. He must be there and continue his job. We are tired, just like he is, just enduring this racism.”

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