AWB wants a ‘volkstaat’

2010-04-06 11:32

The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) wanted a piece of land for

its people to govern and call their own, a spokesman in Ventersdorp said


“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 the organisation’s 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.

After a tense confrontation between blacks and whites outside the

courthouse, he said that the organisation had told its members to keep


He said a standoff 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.”

Steyn said that AWB members were fearful and that the black group

was “playing politics”, and was there to “agitate” them.

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


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