ANC didn't learn from the past - FF Plus

2012-06-16 18:22

Johannesburg - The ANC did not learn any lessons from the past, particularly from the 1976 youth uprising, the Freedom Front Plus said as Youth Day celebrations got underway in parts of the country on Saturday.

Although FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder welcomed the new Language Act, he condemned the ANC's renewed pressure on schools to be anglicised.

"Just like in 1976, it is drawing increasing resistance because all the schools have for a long time been opened up to everybody," said Mulder in a statement.

"The ANC continues to conveniently forget that the majority of mother tongue Afrikaans speakers are not white."

Mulder made the comment at a meeting in Centurion.

The 1976 Soweto uprising was a series of high school student-led protests.

Learners from various schools in Soweto protested in the streets against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium in schools. Around 20,000 students took part in the protest, and 176 people were killed.

"Learners from Soweto had various grievances in 1976 but chose to use Afrikaans as [a] hook on which to hang the protest," Mulder said.

He said it was important that the "good and bad" from South Africa's history be represented in a balanced manner.

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-16 18:56


      mc.tyandre - 2012-06-17 11:30

      You are so DUMB you have to dig for your IQ!

      wwjdrevolution.newtestament - 2012-06-18 12:28

      And why would he want to do that? That comment surely says allot!

      merven.halo - 2012-06-18 15:13

      @mc.tyandre - ironic coming from a ANCYL idiot.

  • marumobongani - 2012-06-16 18:57

    please am finding it hard to understand the meaning of this anyone who can put in a way which I wouid understand before I comment further

      Jennifer - 2012-06-16 20:21

      I'm with you. :) Angry people come in all colours and they put their ugly words out here because they can't think of anything better to do. They all want a better life for themselves and their loved ones, They want water and safety and to do exciting things and go to wonderful places, they want a nice home and an education for their children and simply to be happy but they feel that each others politics will take all that away... People are the same everywhere and unfortunately there is a portion of every race that do want to take everything away from the others... the trouble is it is hard to separate the wolves from the humans. Clearly you are one of the humans.

      Hugh - 2012-06-17 09:32

      How some write in defensive anger in place of logic when faced with a bitter truth. Nkanyezis, Obakeng, jajabutters. You cannot be serious in your comments. How does a handfull of local and international family murders or incest compare the that of the number done in SA. Consider if black did not feel inferior in their own country why is affirmative action so in need? Consider why the fear of a white having power over a black is so dire that for example state hospitals do not fill the vacancies with whites? Why the constant murmmering that Indians and white women should be stripped of their constitutional rights. Why do the majority of blacks hang on to this myth that Whites killed millions of blacks when SA was the only country in Africa to have experienced black population growth between 1924 and 1984. Consider you and The ANC have had twenty years to run the country. From 1948 - 1968 the Afrikaner took a largely undeveloped South Africa and built roads improved the rail infustructure and built schools. Then turned the whole eductaion system on it head to make it one of the best in the world. They took our level of education to the point where a degree in SA was recognised worldwide. Even those ANC in power now with pre 1994 SA degrees were recognised. Except for a handfull of countries our doctors did not have to rewrite entrance exams. Today none of the exists.

      Ingadi - 2012-06-18 09:12

      ^^no we dont understand. we dont go to school. we have bad parents. a township culture. all we know are the stories our tjortsie parents and government tells us. They say: "take, take. it now belongs to you. we didnt want freedom. we wanted the monies. the cars. the houses." thats why we create stories and never learn the truth. the whites are devils

  • Douglas Theron - 2012-06-16 19:27

    Its very sad that people hide on social network and air their racist opinions.. Try focus on the issue, if u ignore the fact that he is a white afrikaaner then maybe we can say that what he meant was that every person should have the right to be educated in their home language.. Which is the issue, but people prefer to turn it into a chance to prove how much hatred still exists.. Freedom is not a black thing its a human thing dont forget coloureds and indians that suffered under apartheid and continue to suffer under

      BulletProof. - 2012-06-16 20:09

      Make my words, how this democracy can win with such ignorant thoughts on this tread? This is not about a party but about a language that as a right on our constitution to be protected like any other languages on this country. So, RESPECT OUR CONSTITUTION if you want to be respected as a civilized citizen.

      Ingadi - 2012-06-18 09:14

      dont waste you breath. us blacks never had the moral superiority why would they have it now? we want the monies

      philip.theron.393 - 2012-06-18 18:51

      Spot on Douglas...

  • TheVern69 - 2012-06-16 19:39

    Its cause you who showed them the political corruptness! We should have a country that's leaded by us,the PEOPLE! Not you politicians who SPEAK about leadership...cause u have none! Including you FF!! PppFFt!!

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-17 11:24

      Not sure what you are saying. Either you are extremely angry, drugged or illiterate. Your comment does not contribute anything constructive to this debate. You are the weakest link ... Goodbye.

  • melanie.purge - 2012-06-16 20:24


  • Steven Trollip - 2012-06-16 20:35

    Mulder for president!!

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-06-16 20:38

    vat gavin saam hel toe

  • Johan - 2012-06-16 20:44

    Learning? not even from the present.

  • nathan.elston1 - 2012-06-23 14:27

    "People don't know that there were very successful black businessmen in the years of apartheid," An interesting quote from Patrice Motsepe

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