BLF leader accused of stealing painting

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An Eastern Cape artist who “sold” a painting for R1,800 to Black First Land First provincial chair Mawethu Ngxishe travelled more than 80km to withdraw the money – only to find out the politician had only deposited R50. Fikile Jonas, 59, who rents a two-roomed house at Ngxishe’s rural home in Hamburg, said the BLF leader had promised to transfer the money via the Shoprite money market late last month.

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