COPE wants AfriForum's Kallie Kriel to withdraw comments about Apartheid

COPE wants AfriForum's Kallie Kriel to withdraw comments about Apartheid

The Congress of the People (Cope) has called upon AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel to retract the comments he made about the severity of Apartheid during a radio interview.

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As reported previously, Kriel made remarks about apartheid that angered many South Africans.

Kriel said these controversial words during a radio interview with Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702.

According to the AfriForum, Apartheid was not a crime against humanity because not enough people died for it to be classified as such.

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Kriel compared Apartheid to the crimes committed against the "six million" Jews under Adolf Hitler's reign.

Now, Cope joins a long list of political parties to slam Kriel for his statements, urging him to withdraw them.

Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota said his party rejected the AfriForum CEO's remarks with contempt.

Lekota then called upon Kriel to "withdraw the statement and never again teach South Africans‚ black and white‚ that apartheid was not a crime against humanity."

"The United Nations guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reports about how black South Africans were treated by the apartheid regime concluded that apartheid was indeed a crime against humanity", Lekota added.

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