The announcement by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) that Andile Mngxitama and Lindsay Maasdorp are free to stand as MPs for the Black First Land First party (BLF) will come as a massive relief to SA’s marginalised Nazi community, which can now look forward to running in 2024 on a ticket that excludes black, Jewish, gay and disabled South Africans.

When Mngxitama declared that his meal-ticket — sorry, I mean “political party” — did not accept white people, many South Africans assumed that the IEC would remove it from the list of parties eligible to compete on May 8. But this week’s announcement, which suggested that BLF will appear on the ballot, has taken the oppressive boot of tolerance and nonracialism off the throat of violent ethno-nationalism, freeing racists of all persuasions to offer South Africans an alternative vision of the future, in which everything is on fire. Pundits point out, however, that BLF has a long way to go before Mngxitama can finally achieve his ultimate goal of no longer living in his car. Depending on voter turnout, a seat in parliament requires somewhere around 40,000 votes, which means the party has only 28 days to grow its support base by 39,985 people. Which of SA’s vast oilfields is Andile going to nationalise to pay for all of this, the way Gaddafi did? To this end, it has produced a ripsnort...

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