IN PICS | Black People National Crisis Committee holds a 'De Klerk is dead' party, slaughters a sheep

13 November 2021 - 08:45
By TimesLIVE
Black People National Crisis Committee slaughter a sheep in Khayelitsha to celebrate the passing of former apartheid president FW de Klerk.
Image: Esa Alexander Black People National Crisis Committee slaughter a sheep in Khayelitsha to celebrate the passing of former apartheid president FW de Klerk.

Members of the Black People National Crisis Committee on Friday held what they termed a “De Klerk is dead” party and slaughtered a sheep after news broke that former apartheid statesman FW de Klerk had died. 

The former National Party leader died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 85.

The Black People National Crisis Committee said it was not mourning the passing of apartheid leader FW de Klerk.
Image: Esa Alexander The Black People National Crisis Committee said it was not mourning the passing of apartheid leader FW de Klerk.
Some believe former National Party leader and apartheid president FW de Klerk was good and noble but others, like members of the Black People National Crisis Committee, tend to differ.
Image: Esa Alexander Some believe former National Party leader and apartheid president FW de Klerk was good and noble but others, like members of the Black People National Crisis Committee, tend to differ.
The legacy of former apartheid leader FW de Klerk was brought into sharp focus after the announcement of his death.
Image: Esa Alexander The legacy of former apartheid leader FW de Klerk was brought into sharp focus after the announcement of his death.
Some members of the Black People National Crisis Committee waiting to slaughter a sheep in Khayelitsha after news broke that former apartheid statesman FW de Klerk had died.
Image: Esa Alexander Some members of the Black People National Crisis Committee waiting to slaughter a sheep in Khayelitsha after news broke that former apartheid statesman FW de Klerk had died.
The complex legacy of former apartheid leader FW de Klerk has been met with mixed reactions, with some praising him and others, such as the Black People National Crisis Committee, being highly critical of him.
Image: Esa Alexander The complex legacy of former apartheid leader FW de Klerk has been met with mixed reactions, with some praising him and others, such as the Black People National Crisis Committee, being highly critical of him.
The death of former apartheid president FW de Klerk prompted members of the Black People National Crisis Committee to slaughter a sheep in Khayelitsha to celebrate his passing.
Image: Esa Alexander The death of former apartheid president FW de Klerk prompted members of the Black People National Crisis Committee to slaughter a sheep in Khayelitsha to celebrate his passing.

News of his death was met with mixed reaction from South Africans, with some praising him for fostering engagement between anti-apartheid leaders and members of the oppressive regime to negotiate, which saw SA transitioning to a democratic state.

Others remained highly critical of De Klerk saying he was no saint as he served in the National Party for many years before democracy and also refused to admit that apartheid was a crime against humanity. 

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