Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says it’s good that former Deputy President FW de Klerk was not given a state funeral normally accorded to current and former Presidents and Deputy Presidents.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the National Flag be flown at half-mast from sunset on Wednesday until Sunday evening as a mark of respect for De Klerk who was Deputy President under President Nelson Mandela.
FW de Klerk’s last words to South Africans:
The last apartheid president died last Thursday after a battle with cancer. He will be cremated and buried privately in Cape Town on Sunday.
Malema led a protest against de Klerk’s invitation to Parliament three years ago after de Klerk said apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
Malema says had de Klerk been given a state funeral, they would have disrupted it.
De Klerk passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday last week after an extended illness.
The FW de Klerk Foundation has announced that the cremation and funeral of de Klerk will take place in a private ceremony for family members on Sunday.
Feud erupts between EFF and De Klerk Foundation: