ANC: Slams De Klerk "denial of apartheid a crime against humanity"

ANC: Slams De Klerk "denial of apartheid a crime against humanity"

The ANC has joined in with EFF and SACP with its condemnation of former president FW De Klerk on his denial that Apartheid was a crime against humanity.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the EFF had demanded that De Klerk leave the State of the Nation Address on Thursday over comments he made in an interview denying that Apartheid was a crime.

Mr. FW De Klerk’s ascertain in the interview, twenty five years into our democracy, which denies that apartheid was a crime against humanity, flies in the face of our commitments to reconciliation and nation-building. The statement read.

De Klerk feels that calling Apartheid a crime is propaganda. This has resulted in widespread condemnation from all over South Africa.

The ANC released a statement on Facebook.

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“The ANC urges the government it leads to tighten provisions around hate speech, and declare the denial of apartheid as a crime against humanity as a crime, as is done in other jurisdictions such as Germany where holocaust denial is not tolerated in any form,” the statement said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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