'Some white people refuse to acknowledge the true horrors of apartheid'

The FW de Klerk Foundation has withdrawn its statement citing apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

The former president was criticised from various sectors saying his statement on apartheid was insensitive.

The Economic Freedom Fighters disrupted the State of Nation Address last week Thursday calling for De Klerk to be removed from the house.

RELATED: 'We should not sweep what FW de Klerk said under the carpet, it is hurtful'

What do some white South Africans think that apartheid was not a crime against humanity?

Nickolaus Bauer on the Eusebius McKaiser Show facilitates a conversation with journalist and author Max du Preez.

It's partly denial and being defensive. It is also a consequence of how we have lived since 1990 and 1994, we just replaced the faces from white to black but the rest didn't change.

Max du Preez, Journalist and author

The whole incidence with De Klerk, on the one hand, is depressing and on the other hand, could be a moment where South Africans can find a way to talk about it, he explains.

Where we look at this dragon in the eye and call it by its name and then finally move on.

Max du Preez, Journalist and author

There are feelings that white people refuse to acknowledge the true horrors of apartheid and have never really apologised.

Nickolaus Bauer, Presenter

Listen below to the full conversation:


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