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.
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.
“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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