AfriForum Youth honours victims

2012-01-08 16:59
Pretoria - A wreath-laying ceremony was held in Pretoria on Sunday to honour the people who died in the ANC's terror attacks on civilians during the 1980s, AfriForum Youth said.

The ceremony coincided with the ANC's centenary and was held at the exact spot where the ANC detonated the so-called Church Street bomb on May 20 1983, national chair Charl Oberholzer said in a statement.

"We as young people feel it is important that we and our descendants not be sold out to the biased and romanticised account of the ANC's history," said Oberholzer.

Oberholzer said the wreath-laying was held on the ANC's centenary so the victims of the party's terrorist attacks and gross human rights violations won't be forgotten.

"It is a myth that all the people who took part in the struggle on the side of the ANC were immaculate heroes, while the rest have been shown up as evil."

Oberholzer said the ANC's history should include the Truth and Reconciliation Commission finding that the ANC's leadership could be held responsible for "the gross violation of human rights" on account of landmine and "other terrorist attacks".
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