For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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For FW de Klerk political reforms and reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes acclaimed author Antjie Krog. He has become the failed unrepentant face of white people.
When FW de Klerk made his submission to the TRC, no other Afrikaner was in as strong a position as he to set an example in facing up to the apartheid past, and he failed to do so, writes Lindie Koorts.
Gauteng DA leader and federal leader candidate John Moodey says calls that former president FW de Klerk be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize are 'a step too far'.
Let me be clear, I am not a fan of FW de Klerk. Never was, never will be. He also does not like me. I know it, because he has told me so. Something to do with being a sell-out, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Julius Malema's performance during the first day of the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of Parliament last week saw the ANC fall for his provocation and antics for what feels like the thousandth time since he left the mother organisation in 2013.
The ANC calls on FW de Klerk to commit both in words and deeds to the ongoing reconstruction and development project through nation building in his local community.
De Klerk's foundation issued an apology on Monday, a retrospective mea culpa of sorts that some may suggest was delivered in response to the collective spleen venting by South Africans rather than an overnight ideological turnaround seeing-of-the-light catharsis.
It is about learning to not follow the lead of people like FW De Klerk, by insisting from a place of racialised comfort that "it is time to move on, to stop talking about apartheid", writes
The EFF rejects the FW de Klerk Foundation's apology regarding its statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
DA Gauteng leader John Moodey has lambasted fellow members of the party who "have attempted to underplay the seriousness of [apartheid president [FW] de Klerk's statement and its repercussions".
FW de Klerk's statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity led to a firestorm and has damaged the former president’s legacy, perhaps fatally. Leon Wessels, who served in De Klerk's Cabinet vehemently disagrees with the former president, and says apartheid's crimes are his crimes, he tells Pieter du Toit.
Former president FW de Klerk must account for his actions during apartheid and give an apology live on TV, a very small group of protesters say.
It is not the first time South Africans have been subjected to "disrespectful utterances" by former President FW de Klerk about apartheid, writes Solly Moeng.
The statement released by the FW de Klerk Foundation, denying apartheid was a crime against humanity and only declared as such due to Soviet propaganda, is "unfortunate, insensitive and reckless", ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude said.
In the wake of issuing and then withdrawing a contentious statement about apartheid, the FW de Klerk Foundation says it has "come out wiser", but that no one is expected to be fired or resign.
Even though the FW de Klerk Foundation has officially apologised and agreed that apartheid was a crime against humanity, the damage has been done, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Institute for Justice and Reconciliation said.
Accepting the apology would be premised on consistency and the resolve to promote social cohesion and nation building. After all, Africans in general and South Africans, in particular, are a forgiving people, writes Bheki R Mngomezulu.
It is not by accident that the decline of the moral stature of the ANC to lead society seems to coincide with increased racial tension, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The EFF would be making history if it was successful in having the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to former president FW de Klerk revoked, following his initial insistence that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
The FW de Klerk Foundation has officially withdrawn and apologised for its recent contentious statement on apartheid, and agrees with the ICC's provision that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
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