The ANC has condemned the statement issued by the foundation of former deputy president F.W. De Klerk, as a clear and deliberate attempt to incite racial hatred in the country. In a statement, the De Klerk Foundation claims that the United Nation’s 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.
The statement also sought to justify and reason as to why apartheid was not a crime against humanity. This follows similar remarks made by the De Klerk during a television interview.
@MYANC CONDEMNS FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION STATEMENT ON APARTHEID pic.twitter.com/pHFsEI0hZV
— African National Congress (@MYANC) February 16, 2020
Read the De Klerk Foundation statement on apartheid not being a crime against humanity below:
ANC spoksperson Pule Mabe says the statement is a blatant white wash.
“The ANC condemns the statement as a blatant white wash 25 years into our democracy, which denies that apartheid was a crime against humanity, which flies in the face of our commitment to reconciliation and nation building. The ANC calls on De Klerk and his foundation not to undermine the compact that forms the foundation of our democracy which is that we deal with the past through institutional mechanisms and the rule of law. The UN in 1973 correctly declared it a crime against humanity, defined it as inhumane acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of person over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them. We are all asking Mr De Klerk if apartheid was anything else than this definition by the entire world.”
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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