Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama says the decision by the Anti-Racism Action Forum to lay 22 criminal charges against apartheid government leaders FW de Klerk and Adriaan Vlok is about redress.
702's Redi Tlhabi on Monday to Mngxitama about what the movement hopes to achieve with the court action.
Listen to the conversation below:
...It's a general problem of South Africa where atrocities against black people since the arrival of colonialists have not been addressed.— Andile Mngxitama, Anti-Racist Action Forum
Racism isn't just individual acts but it's also in institutional power. It's been almost 22 years now and South Africa does not have a process to deal with racism.— Andile Mngxitama, Anti-Racism Action Forum
He [De Klerk] was basically saying that there is nothing wrong with racism in South Africa. We were shocked, Redi, last year already when he said apartheid was not a crime against humanity.— Andile Mngxitama, Anti-Racism Action Forum
The fact that the TRC was weak is part of the government thinking that we not address these issues and deal with peripheral questions.— Andile Mngxitama, Anti-Racism Action Forum
This article first appeared on 702 : ANC does not care about redress and racism - Mngxitama