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Dali Mpofu invites SA to join campaign to have De Klerk stripped of Nobel Prize

17 February 2020 9:51 AM
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Advocate Dali Mpofu plans to launch a non-partisan campaign to have the former apartheid president stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize.

UPDATE: 'It was totally unacceptable' - De Klerk withdraws offensive apartheid remarks

FW de Klerk is facing widespread condemnation for his stance that apartheid can't be seen as a crime against humanity.

Mpofu, the former national chairperson of the EFF, says he plans to approach the Nobel Foundation through a non-partisan citizens campaign to have the prize taken back.

RELATED: EFF wants 'apartheid denialist' de Klerk prosecuted and Nobel Prize withdrawn

De Klerk said he believed apartheid was not a crime against humanity during interviews he conducted last week to mark 30 years since he unbanned liberation movements in South Africa.

On Thursday, the EFF demanded that the former president be removed from Parliament at the 2020 State of the Nation Address, saying he was an apartheid apologist and had blood on his hands.

On Friday, the De Klerk Foundation released a statement slamming the EFF and standing firmly behind De Klerk's comments.

On Sunday, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation called on the De Klerk Foundation to withdraw the statement.

RELATED: ANC calls De Klerk's remarks 'a spit in the face' ahead of planned protest in CT

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, the ANC, the EFF are among several political parties, leaders and civil society groups that have added their voice to the furore over De Klerk's utterances.

In 1993, De Klerk and Nelson Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in ending apartheid.


17 February 2020 9:51 AM
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