Pieter Groenewald, FF Plus leader says South Africans who believe in equal rights for minorities, the growth of the economy and seriously addressing the crime situation should vote for FF Plus come May 8. (Deaan Vivier)
Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says white South Africans are tired of being made scapegoats for the failures of the government. Ahead of the 2019 elections, watch News24's interview with Groenewald.
The FF Plus leader says South Africans who believe in equal rights for minorities, the growth of the economy, and seriously addressing the crime situation should vote for the party come May 8.
"We must stop fighting for a better past, but start fighting for a better future, where we are all equal," Groenewald told News24.
Over the past five years, Groenewald says the FF Plus has placed emphasis on the rights of minorities and on Afrikaans as a language.
He says the time has come to "abolish" affirmative action.
"There should only be one criteria, that is merit," he told News24.
Groenewald said his party had practical plans to build the economy, starting with the scraping of BEE, which he called "Black Elite Enrichment".
He said South Africans should join the FF Plus in fighting against land expropriation without compensation, crime, discrimination, poor service delivery and corruption.
"Voters must 'fight back' with their [ballot] crosses," he said.