-The Economic Freedom Fighters have taken off the gloves in their crusade against FW de Klerk
- This comes after the FW de Klerk Foundation released a statement on the accusations levied against the former president
- The Red Berets slammed the 'sickening statement' vowing to take action against the aged politician
FW de Klerk has raised the ire of the Economic Freedom Fighters with his foundation's recent statement.
The party noted the 'sickening statement' it says 'basically reiterates the apartheid murderer's wrong conviction that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
Briefly.co.za reported that the FW de Klerk Foundation had commented in its statement that:
"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."
The EFF claimed that De Klerk's denialism proved the party correct, further alleging that:
"De Klerk's apartheid denialism is also in violation of theUnited Nations Resolutions that apartheid is a crime against humanity. Disregarding the United Nations and International Law is a violation of the Constitution of South Africa, meaning that De Klerk has no regard of the Democratic order."
The EFF called on the state and citizens to isolate De Klerk and 'all apartheid apologists', demanding that invitations to state affairs should cease:
"Parliament and Government must immediately stop all invitations to De Klerk and if they fail to do so, the EFF will increase its militant protests against De Klerk including through physically removing him from official events. Furthermore, the South African State should withdraw all support it has been providing to this apartheid denialist. The EFF will write to the Nobel Peace Committee to withdraw the Nobel Peace Prize. "
But this is just the beginning of the EFF's plan for De Klerk, with the party vowing that it would take legal action:
"The EFF will also explore all legal options to reopen a forensic inquest against De Klerk on all people who were killed by the State under his presidency with the aim of prosecuting him for the apartheid murderers. It is evident now that De Klerk will only appreciate that apartheid was a crime against humanity if he faces prosecution."
In addition to this, the EFF called on Parliament to criminalize apartheid denialism:
"Parliament should enact laws that criminalize apartheid denialism and hold accountable all apartheid criminals who continue to deny the crime of apartheid. The EFF will escalate campaigns against all forms and symbols of apartheid because the silence of the current political leaders gives rise to the arrogance of apartheid apologists and denialists."
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