JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the old South African flag which was displayed by some white protesters on Monday, saying it was racial hatred.
The ANC says the display of the flag at #BlackMonday was a true indication that racism in the country was far from over.
White farmers across the country organized themselves and put the nation at a standstill as they protested about the brutal killings of some of their own.
They said white farmers are being brutal killed by blacks and the police are reluctant to investigate on such cases.
This follows after Police Minister Fikile Mbalula failed to deliver figures on farm murders and attacks in his latest 2016/17 crime statistics report in Parliament.
The protesters closed major highways and freeways in the Western Cape and Gauteng amongst other provinces to condemn the operations of the police, saying they did not care about the well-being of white farmers.
The ANC says it is their sovereign right to protest, but they should not bring back the wounds and memories of the Apartheid era.
The governing party says strategies to deal with farm murders and attacks are in place and will be implemented soon.
While the FF Plus says it condemns apartheid, it says it wouldn’t condemn the brandishing of the old flag at Monday protests.