An attack by Julius Malema and the EFF is the “most sincere form of compliment”, says the FW de Klerk Foundation.
“We’ve seen his kind before: those who wear color-coded uniforms, who use bullying tactics to disrupt democratic processes.”
That was Friday’s response to Malema and his EFF MPs’ series of attacks on De Klerk in at the National Assembly.
Ramaphosa’s state of the nation was severely disrupted by demanding that De Klerk should leave parliament because he recently denied in a television interview that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
The foundation also says “it is ironic that Julius Malema, who directed the vicious attack against De Klerk, threatened to commit a real crime against humanity when he said on November 7, 2016: ‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least not now ”.
According to the statement, De Klerk has repeatedly acknowledged the serious injustices perpetrated under apartheid and has repeatedly apologized to its victims.
“The idea that apartheid was a crime against humanity was and remains a political propaganda project initiated by the Soviet Union and its ANC-SACP allies to stigmatize white South Africans by associating them with genuine crimes against humanity which would generally include totalitarian tribulation and the slaughter of millions of people. “
According to the FW de Klerk Foundation, between 1960 and 1994, 23,000 people died in South Africa’s political violence. Fewer than 5,000 of them were killed by former security forces.
“Most other deaths occurred in the conflict between the IFP and the ANC.”