Afrikaans will survive at UP - Front National

2016-02-23 13:13

Pretoria – The Front National party vowed to ensure the survival of Afrikaans at the University of Pretoria on Tuesday morning.

The Gauteng leader of the party, Wessel Basson, arrived at the university and spoke to a crowd just outside of one of the university’s locked gates.

Basson urged people to chant "Afrikaans sal bly" (Afrikaans will stay), and loudly asked where the DA and Freedom Front Plus were "when they are needed".

"Where is the DA that is supposedly fighting for us and for our language? They are not here. Where is the Freedom Front? Where is Pieter Mulder? We’ve been waiting since ’94 that you come here and fight for our language. Where are you Dr. Mulder? The Afrikaner is waiting for you here. You must walk in front. You have to be the example of what this is all about."

Basson said that the future leaders would be born from the people that he was speaking to outside the university.

"We will take these actions and we'll let Afrikaans survive and new leaders will be born from the people that are standing here. You are the leaders of tomorrow. You are the future."

Basson called for Professor Cheryl de la Rey, vice-chancellor and principal of Tuks, to come forward and communicate with him.

He added that he was keen for a fight, but urged people to remain calm and orderly.

"I will definitely not bring any danger to you and will also not bring your life in danger. If the situation is so (hostile), then we will rather move to a safer place. There are a lot of woman and older people in between us. I am just as keen for a fight, believe me."

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