'Mmusi has never been to my home' - FW de Klerk

2016-01-29 12:57
(Picture; AFP)

(Picture; AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - South Africa's last white president, FW de Klerk has never tutored DA leader Mmusi Maimane, he said in a strongly-worded statement on Friday.

"There is no truth in the rumours that I am 'tutoring Mmusi Maimane'. He has never been to my home and never sought my advice 'on speeches and leadership and acting presidential'," De Klerk said in a statement issued by his foundation.

De Klerk said he only met Maimane once at his office in March 2015, "when he paid me a courtesy visit".

He was reacting to a Mail & Guardian story published on Friday, quoting "DA insiders" as saying Maimane had been to De Klerk's house a few times for advice on "speeches and leadership".

The story does not carry reaction from either the Democratic Alliance or the FW de Klerk Foundation, with the weekly saying Maimane would not answer its questions, and De Klerk was not available to comment.

The report also refers to the FW de Klerk's Foundation's complaints to the SA Human Rights Commission on racist tweets.

De Klerk said the Mail & Guardian misquoted him. 

"It is also untrue that I at any stage said 'that black people are more racist than white people'. The report which appeared to this effect was untrue and the FW de Klerk Foundation is taking steps to correct this."

Earlier on Friday, Maimane told News24 the report was an "outrageous lie".

Read more on:    fw de klerk foundation  |  da  |  fw de klerk  |  media  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The moon has moved out of your sign and into the more sensitive and gentle sign of Pisces. There is a strong desire to keep the...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.