- The FW de Kerk Foundation has spoken up and shared its opinion on calling apartheid a crime against humanity
- According to the foundation, this label is incorrect and meant to paint white South Africans as evil
- The foundation insists that this is part of propaganda by the Soviets
Apartheid has been labelled as a crime against humanity but the FW de Klerk Foundation feels this is inaccurate.
The foundation claims that the labelling is an 'agitprop' - propaganda aimed at agitating.
This came after what the foundation refers to as the EFF's 'vitriolic attacks' against de Klerk.
The party wanted the former president to be removed from the State Of the Nation Address that took place on 13 February.
Briefly.co.za gathered that in a statement on the foundation's official website the following was written:
"The idea that apartheid was 'a crime against humanity' was, and remains, an 'agitprop' project initiated by the Soviets and their ANC/SACP allies to stigmatise white South Africans by associating them with genuine crimes against humanity - which have generally included totalitarian repression and the slaughter of millions of people."
The statement went on to say that during the violent political unrest between 1960 and 1994, 23 000 people died. Apparently, less than 5 000 were killed by the government's security forces.
"Most of the rest of the deaths occurred in the conflict between the IFP and the ANC."
Meanwhile, it was reported that Zindzi Mandela, SA's ambassador to Denmark, has condemned the ANC for the situation with de Klerk, saying that she is "heartbroken".
She is not happy that the National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, refused to remove De Klerk.
“As a loyal and dedicated member of the ANC, 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 my mother and others deserved this aggression. What do we stand for?”
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