The ANC is deliberately attempting to rewrite the less than savoury aspects of their "liberation struggle". They are not happy with the terrorist title (although its a known fact that they were and are a terrorist organisation). And they have now deliberately tried to take away a day of remembrance for one of their most famous terrorist attack - the Church Street Bombing.
The Afriform Youth observed a minute of silence for the innocent people killed in the bombing on 20 May 2013 - The ANC thereafter called AfriForum Youth "irrelevant" and "isolated", following Monday's event.
ANC spokesperson, Keith Khoza, said AfriForum's views were "unfortunate", and said the ANC was not aware of the event. He said it was necessary for the ANC to rewrite it's history to some extent, because it had been distorted during apartheid.
The question I had is - what event did they have no knowledge of? The bombing? Can't be seeing as old Mandela told the world that he had approved of the placing of the bombs.
And finally we have some truth (albeit a half truth) from the ANC at last - "it is necessary to rewrite the ANC's history to some extent...". Don't they mean in its entirety seeing as they would like the world to keep believing that they are a bunch of angels?
Distorted during Apartheid? Now they make me laugh - there is very real OBJECTIVE evidence of their terrorist activities! Someone would have to have a very real IQ of 67 to believe the ANC spin on things seeing as the ANC killed thousands of BLACK political opponents and "agents". Too bad they couldn't have blown up Lithuli House instead.
They have no respect for the innocents they killed in cold blood - but force the rest of the country (and most importantly the taxpayer) to celebrate and PAY FOR remembrance of their
despicable terrorist marxist murderous masters "heroes". Can you say hypocrite?
AfriForum slated over 'ANC terror attacks' ceremony
The ANC has lashed out at AfriForum's youth wing for observing a minute of silence for civilians "killed in ANC terror attacks between 1980 and 1994".
On Tuesday, the ANC called AfriForum Youth "irrelevant" and "isolated", following Monday's event.
AfriForum Youth said the event celebrated the lives of 19 people killed in the 1983 Church Street bombings. AfriForum Youth's national president Charl Oberholzer said the ANC tried to rewrite history by portraying its leaders as heroes.
"Thousands of innocent civilians, black and white, paid a terrible price during these violent attacks by the ANC. The event is not only a protest against the ANC's biased rewriting of history in which ANC leaders are portrayed as blameless heroes, but also an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who died in terror attacks," Oberholzer said.
He said the ANC's "dark history" was often "glossed over".
"But the reality is that many families are still struggling to cope with the brutal way in which their families were murdered," said Oberholzer.
"More than 500 people were killed by means of necklacing since 1984, hundreds were set alight while still alive and 250 were killed in bomb or landmine attacks by the ANC. Even though the ANC did sign the Geneva Convention in 1980 and undertook not to target ordinary South Africans, 80% of terror attacks by the ANC targeted innocent civilians," he added.
ANC spokesperson, Keith Khoza, said AfriForum's views were "unfortunate", and said the ANC was not aware of the event.
He said it was necessary for the ANC to rewrite it's history to some extent, because it had been distorted during apartheid.
But, he said, history had to be factual and based in reality. Khoza added the party encouraged people – "even white people" – to start documenting their own history, whether it occurred pre- or post-1994.
He said AfriForum's decision to call the ANC "terrorists" was unfortunate, and said the organisation was constantly wanting to "go back to the past".
"We know that AfriForum represents the past; they are not forward-looking and, unfortunately, the progression of time is not working in their favour.