FW de Klerk

FW de Klerk must apologise on live TV

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 said outside his foundation’s Cape Town offices on Wednesday. “[What we want is] for him to disclose what he has done, what instruction he has[…]

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Picket planned to protest De Klerk’s apartheid statements

A protest is planned for Wednesday in Cape Town against former president FW de Klerk and his foundation. Convener of the #DeKlerkMustFall protest Songezo Mazizi told News24 that they were expecting a number of citizens and activists who were concerned about the foundation’s recent statement about apartheid to take part.[…]

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Former presidents hold dialogue on national crises in SA

Three of South Africa’s former presidents, and one former deputy president will be hosting a series of discussions on the national general crises facing the country. The Foundations of Chief Albert Luthuli, Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk have joined forces to create the National Foundations Dialogue Initiative. Other foundations[…]

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De Klerk must suffer – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema says former president FW de Klerk deserves to suffer in jail instead of criticising him for calls he’s made for the appropriation of land without compensation. Malema addressed supporters outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday following his brief court appearance for the contravention of the[…]

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FW De Klerk ‘stuck in the separatist past’

Opinion by Mpumelelo Mkhabela Who appointed the last president of a repressive state FW De Klerk to be the spokesperson of white South Africans? Do white South Africans see him as their legitimate representative? De Klerk has a right to freedom of expression – which under the apartheid government was[…]

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De Klerk denies tutoring Maimane

South Africa’s last white president, FW de Klerk has never tutored DA leader Mmusi Maimane, he said in a strongly-worded statement on Friday. “There is no truth in the rumours that I am ‘tutoring Mmusi Maimane’. He has never been to my home and never sought my advice ‘on speeches[…]

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De Klerk doesn’t deserve Nobel Peace Prize: EFF

The Economic Freedom Fighters says former president FW de Klerk’s view on the Oxford University’s Rhodes Must Fall movement shows he does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he shares with Nelson Mandela. “If De Klerk does not see the importance of the demand by Oxford students that Rhodes’ statue[…]

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FW de Klerk opposes sanctions on Israel

Former president FW de Klerk, who helped end apartheid, says sanctions against Israel would be “counter-productive”. FW de Klerk told Israel Radio on Sunday that comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians are “odious”, and that he prefers “dialogue and negotiation as a way to get[…]

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