The African National Congress’s policies will lead to the disappearance of whites in South Africa within the next 50 to 60 years, F. W. de Klerk, the last Afrikaner president of that country, has said.
Current South African president Jacob Zuma with F.W. de Klerk.
De Klerk—who ironically was the one who handed the country over to the ANC during the early 1990s—was speaking this week at the annual conference which marks his famous “Red Tuesday” speech delivered on February 2, 1990, in which he lifted the ban on the ANC and announced Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
According to De Klerk, South Africa is “stumbling aimlessly down the road to societal collapse,” and that going by current South African President Jacob Zuma’s latest utterances, he could only conclude that “Zuma was determined to drag the country down by hijacking the state, and provoking economic crises and racial confrontation.”
“We are now without question on the wrong path,” De Klerk continued. “We are on the wrong constitutional path. The constitutionally guaranteed independence of our core institutions has been fatally compromised by the [ANC’s] hijacking [of the state].
“This includes the national prosecution taskforce, the ‘Falcons,’ elements of the police, the intelligence service, and now also the public defender,” he said.
“These institutions are now being routinely misused to prosecute opposition [to the ANC] and to protect friends and allies [of the ANC].”
De Klerk went on to claim that the erosion of the power and roles of these constitutional institutions have “open the door for corruption,” and are the “first indication of the collapse of society.”
The policy of nepotism pursued by the ANC, which De Klerk described as the “deployment of cadres” (“cadres” being members of the ANC) has severely weakened many state institutions, of which the electricity supply commission (Eskom), the South African Broadcasting Company (SABC), and South African Airways (SAA) are just “some examples,” he continued. All those institutions have been plagued by corruption, scandals, and collapsing services.
De Klerk then accused the ANC government of having an “openly hostile” attitude toward white people, based “on negative racial stereotypes.”
He said that this attitude was “busy creating a negative racial climate” which was aimed at “taking away the legitimate economic and cultural interests of [white] citizens, based purely on their race.”
The ANC government was pursuing a policy which was “characterized by demographic representation in every facet of society,” De Klerk said.
“It is a mathematical fact that the rigid application of demographic [racial] representation will lead to the disappearance of the white minority in South Africa within the next 50 to 60 years,” De Klerk said.