Party to Appeal South African Electoral Body's 'Banning Order'

Black First Land First (BLF) has applied for leave to appeal the decision by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to deregister it as a political party. This comes after the IEC announced that the Freedom Front Plus' (FF Plus) appeal to the commission to have the BLF deregistered had been successful. The FF Plus' appeal was based on its assertion that the BLF's membership was exclusionary as it was based on race.

Left: BLF logo. Right: IEC logo.

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