The African National Congress (ANC) has called on government to make illegal, any claims that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
The ANC has condemned a statement issued by the foundation of former deputy president FW De Klerk, as a clear and deliberate attempt to incite racial hatred in the country.
In the statement the De Klerk Foundation claims that the United Nation’s (UN) classification of apartheid as a crime against humanity formed part of an agenda by the Soviet union and the ANC along with its allies to stigmatise white South Africans.
— African National Congress (@MYANC) February 16, 2020
Read the statement below:
De Klerk made similar remarks last week on TV. ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe:
“The constitution is clear that freedom of speech does not extend to what constitutes hate speech and incitement to cause harm. The ANC urges the government it leads to tighten provisions around hate speech and declare the denial of apartheid as a crime against humaity as a crime. In the interest of advancing reconciliation and nation building the ANC calls on the F W de Klerk foundation to unconditionally retract its irresponsible statement and start showing commitment to build the South Africa we all want.”
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The argument that not enough blacks were killed by the apartheid government for apartheid to qualify as a crime against humanity should make us question the humanity of those who make such arguments. pic.twitter.com/9tqBf0Lf0h
— Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (@TembekaNgcukai1) February 15, 2020
As a loyal and dedicated member of @MYANC I am heartbroken💔this happened to my Mother and many others under De Klerk’s watch. According to his interview, he justified this, therefore saying that that my Mother and others deserved this aggression. What do we stand for? pic.twitter.com/wN0dPorOQ2
— Zindzi Mandela (@ZindziMandela) February 13, 2020
The last president of Apartheid, FW De Klerk, reckons that, not enough Black people were killed by his Apartheid rule to justify calling those murders, genocide.
In other words till today, this relic, De Klerk still does not consider Black people human.
This is RACISM to the core pic.twitter.com/wA8QM4gKdE
— Mzwanele Manyi (@MzwaneleManyi) February 15, 2020
We know DA-ANC’s position on De Klerk denying that apartheid was a crime against humanity. What about the rest of the political parties that represent their voters in Parliament? Nimephi? Khulumani silindile. pic.twitter.com/5MTYN6r9Wb
— Bongane (@diggiebongz) February 16, 2020