Former president Thabo Mbeki has delivered on his promise to educate ex-president FW de Klerk on how apartheid was classified internationally as a crime against humanity.
At last week’s state of the nation address, Mbeki questioned De Klerk over an earlier statement he had made that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.
De Klerk’s comments, which he made in an SABC TV interview, have sparked nationwide condemnation, with the EFF demanding he be booted out of parliament when he attended the address. De Klerk has since withdrawn his comments and apologised.
On Sunday, Mbeki undertook to send to De Klerk the UN Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. De Klerk had said he did not know about the convention.
“He [De Klerk] said he was asked a question and said apartheid was reprehensible and apologised for the bad things had happened, but he [De Klerk] was making a very narrow comment,” said Mbeki.