#SONA2020: Why The EFF Wanted Former President FW De Klerk To Leave Parliament

EFF members in Parliament. image: EFF/Twitter

EFF leader Julius Malema, said it was a mistake for parliament to invite De Klerk

EFF Members of Parliament have called for the removal of apartheid-era president FW de Klerk from the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

This follows after De Klerk in a recent interview said that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

“Speaker, we have a murderer in the house,” Malema said.

“We have a man who has got blood of innocent people in this house, which is supposed to represent the wills of our people — and therefore it’s incorrect for you to have extended  an invitation to De Klerk because De Klerk is a murderer.

“The people of Boipatong are still crying and De Klerk said apartheid was not a crime against humanity. He is an unrepentant apologist of apartheid; he is not willing to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.”

This is what De Klerk said during his interviews

“I’m not justifying apartheid in any way whatsoever. It did (wreak havoc on millions of South Africans), and I profusely apologise for that.”

“There was never a genocide under apartheid. More people died because of black-on-black violence,” De Klerk argued.