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EFF wants De Klerk stripped of Nobel Peace Prize after defending Rhodes statue

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for former president FW De Klerk to be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize.

This comes after De Klerk critisised renewed efforts to remove a statue of Cecil John Rhodes at Oxford University's Oriel College.

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Monday said that apartheid thinking and colonial statues must fall across the world and questioned whether De Klerk was apologetic of apartheid.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

Our issue with De Klerk's statement is his insinuation that there was a time that colonisation and apartheid could have been politically correct. This invalidates his apology for apartheid. He does not deserve the prize of peace he was awarded alongside Nelson Mandela.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF Spokesperson

Nobody who says that colonisation is politically correct is a peace-builder.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF Spokesperson

Rhodes is a colonialist. An anti-black racist mass murder who cannot be publicly celebrated.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF Spokesperson

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