“It is clear that the EFF remains a radical ‘blacks only’ political party. Their actions prove to citizens that there is no place for Afrikaner heritage in this country,” said Ian Cameron, AfriForum Youth’s Spokesperson, after the EFF yesterday night painted various Church Street signs with red paint.
Cameron explained that the comments to the media yesterday night which had been made by the EFF’s Ntobeng Ntobeng were proof that none of the “old names” such as Church Street were important to either the EFF or the ANC.
“It seems that the EFF can only debate with red paint and that nation building does not feature on their one-sided agenda. AfriForum maintains that the heritage of all cultures in South Africa should be protected, instead of the racial hatred that the EFF and ANC now fuel,” Cameron explained.
AfriForum Youth said that neither the Afrikaner’s nor anyone else’s history could be painted over.
“Our actions aim to broaden mutual acknowledgement and respect for one another’s culture and heritage, not to detract from it. To paint over someone else’s culture is not the way to respect their heritage,” Cameron concluded.
AfriForum Youth requests the public to show their support for the retaining of Pretoria’s street names by sending an SMS with “straat” to 32687. Each SMS costs R1.