Interdict granted against BLF ‘wine farm invasion’
A document purportedly spread by the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, warning of their intention to invade wine farms in the Western Cape, has spread fear among farmers – so much so that D’Aria Winery has sought an urgent interdict against the organisation.
However, BLF president Andile Mngxitama said not even a court interdict would deter them from taking farms and warned they were planning massive land invasions, including the farms in the winelands.
According to a Cape Argus report, Judge Patric Gamble granted the order yesterday after BLF failed to contest it.
In terms of the order, members of the BLF are prohibited and restricted from entering the property, and restrained from erecting or attempting to erect any form of structure, be it of a temporary, permanent or semi-permanent nature.
The matter emanates from documents distributed indicating that occupations of farms in this area would take place last month.
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