AWB seeks its own 'volkstaat'

2010-04-06 14:21

Ventersdorp - The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) wants a piece of land for its people to govern and call their own, a spokesperson said in Ventersdorp on Tuesday.

"All we want is a piece of land in South Africa where we can settle ourselves and call it our own and govern ourselves with our religion... and our own laws," said organisation leader Pieter Steyn.

"We want a volkstaat, according to our own way and we don't want any Nigerians, drug lords, rapists, murderers or anyone else there... that's all we want," he said.

Steyn was speaking outside the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court where the alleged killers of AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche would appear.


He said, following a tense confrontation between blacks and whites outside the court, that emotions were high but the organisation had told their members to keep calm.

He said a stand-off between the two groups in which police were forced to intervene was caused by a woman who was not an AWB member.

"Emotions are high right now, people are angry and cross but it is normal, we have requested our members to keep cool and calm and refrain from making racial remarks."

He said AWB members were fearful and that the black group were "playing politics" and were there to "agitate" them.

Police erected a razor wire fence between the two groups after the altercation.

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