ANCYL KZN rejects state funeral for former apartheid president

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The African National Congress Youth League in Kwa-Zulu Natal says it rejects any possible declaration of a state funeral for the last apartheid government Frederik Willem De Klerk, even though President Cyri has not made an announcement in that regard yet.

ANCYL KZN advises the state President Ramaphosa, not to even think of giving an apartheid activist what is not due to him.

ANCYL KZN PCPC Spokerson Sibonelo Nomvalo said De Klerk presided over an apartheid Government between 1989 and 1994 that embraced white supremacy. “ANCYL KZN strongly avers that affording state funeral to a person who presided over a system which was declared by the United Nations as a crime against humanity would be an insult not only to the taxpayers but equally to the principles and values of our democracy.”

Nomvalo added that ANCYL KZN remains loyal to the objective of the ANC to build a non-racial, non-sexist, united, and democratic society, however, such loyalty can not be a justification for erasing some historical events which were detrimental to black people.

“In 2020 De Klerk made a contentious verbal statement that apartheid could not be compared with genocide and that more people died because of “black-on-black violence.

De Klerk died at his Cape Town home on Thursday at the age of 85. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, cancer that affects the lining of the lungs.

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