Number used to send Makhosi Khoza death threats registered to BLF

Now I am told I have 21 days to live.

While the ANC-led government remains silent on Dr Khoza's protection, despite her receiving many death threats, millions of taxpayers' money has been spent on protection for Jacob Zuma's intended successor, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Khoza has been in the firing line for saying that ANC MPs should vote according to their conscience.

"I never thought that they would escalate [this] to my children‚" she said.

The person then warned: "Vote against the motion and withdraw your statements and comments about the secret ballot".

ANC Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu, has written to Mbete as well as ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe, about Dr Khoza's safety concern yet no official commitment to protect Dr Khoza has been forth coming. "Do what is best for yourself and your family".

She has since been subjected to a number of threats including a march to her house by the ANC Youth League.

The Black First Land First (BLF) movement says it has a policy to defend all black people even those it disagrees with.

"BLF believes that there must be a white person or persons behind the attempt to smear our organisation".

Khoza, the the chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, has been an outspoken critic of what she has called the "politics of patronage" within the ANC.

Twitter user Nic Haralambous‚ whose profile identifies himself as a writer and columnist‚ tweeted on Saturday that his True Caller app showed the number from which the threatening messages were sent identified as "BLF".

"I have sent [it] to our leadership structures‚" Mngxitama said when asked to look into the matter. "BLF holds the principle of "peace among blacks"‚" he said.

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