The need for unity, love and peace among Afrikaners has been re-echoed by Afrikaner singer and activist Steve Hofmeyr.
Hofmeyer, popularly known as “white Malema” – owing to his extreme political and racial ideology in the country, was speaking to about 500 other Afrikaners, who gathered at Church Square in Pretoria.
The group was marching for a “fair share” of the land they claim has belonged to the “Boer people” for decades and even centuries.
The Afrikaner maintained that the purpose of Apartheid was not to enslave anyone; calling for the so-called “deadweight” of transformation, reconciliation and white guilt to be buried.
The group, in its requests, also demanded a maximum respect of Afrikaner cultural heritage and that the Paul Kruger statue stay at Church Square, where it has been since 1954.
Defending apartheid architect HF Verwoerd, Steve Hofmeyr said soon the world would appreciate and realise the Prime Minister did no wrong in multiplying his kind.
Taking on EFF leader Julius Malema, the Afrikaner activist said though he’s a vigorous campaigner like the oppostion leader, the only difference that exists between them is that he [Hofmeyer] doesn’t hunger for bloodshed like Malema does.
There is one consistent difference between Malema&myself. I want more South Africans alive.
— Steve Hofmeyr (@steve_hofmeyr) November 26, 2016
Lending his voice, National Conservative Party (NCP) chief whip Schalk van der Merwe admitted Malema is a deep source of worry to a “vast majority” of white people in the country.
“We are tired of Malema, tired of crime and tired of the killing of white people, and most importantly we want our land back. We also want our fair share of this country that belonged to the Boer people for decades and hundreds of years that we have been here.
We’ve always wanted peace, but a vast majority of white people out there feel that Malema is pushing us in a direction we did not want to be in, said Van der Merwe.”
The leaders of the group assured the people that soon the universal right to be independent would be restored to their people. Some of the participants were spotted carrying the old South African flag in the course of the march.