ANC wants FW de Klerk to retract statement 'that undermines our people'

The African National Congress (ANC) is calling on former president FW de Klerk to retract his statement where he said apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

In an interview with the SABC, De Klerk said while he apologises for apartheid, he does not believe it can be labelled a crime.

The Economic Freedom Fighters delayed the processings of the State of the Nation Address on Thursday demanding that de Klerk be removed from the house.

Clement Manyathela speaks to ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe about the matter.

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The organisation I belong to, the African National Congress, as part of its own methods of struggle and all of that does not have something called ejection of people from sittings, we don't do that.

Pule Mabe, Spokesperson - ANC

We've got a sound legal framework that exists in which we can express these views. It is not necessary for us to show some populist radicalism that calls for the ejection of people from the house.

Pule Mabe, Spokesperson - ANC

We can no longer continue to tolerate statements that undermine the unity, peace and tranquillity of our people.

Pule Mabe, Spokesperson - ANC

Meanwhile, the Black People's Practice Committee will be marching the FW de Klerk Foundation on Wednesday to voice their grievance against the statement by De Klerk.

We will be marching on Wednesday to the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town to register our disgust over De Klerk's comments on apartheid.

Chumani Maxwele, Activist

We are also joining the ANC's call to say De Klerk must retract his statements and he must apologise for the crime against humanity, which is apartheid.

Chumani Maxwele, Activist

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