FW de Klerk Nobel Peace Prize unlikely to be revoked, as statutes governing the award are against such via SABCNewsOnline
Rules governing the awarding of Nobel Prizes have poured cold water on efforts to have the joint awarding of the Peace Prize to former apartheid-era president FW de Klerk withdrawn.Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have made calls for the Nobel Committee to revoke the prize after comments by De Klerk saying he did not believe apartheid was a crime against humanity. In the video below EFF’s Dali Mpofu provides reasons why De Klerk’s Nobel Peace Prize should be revoked: The De Klerk Foundation has since withdrawn the statement and apologised. Below is the FW de Klerk Foundation’s full statement : Efforts to see De Klerk tried by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against humanity appear unlikely. Paragraph 10 of the Nobel Foundation’s Statutes are clear, no appeals may be made against the decision of a prize-awarding body with regard to the awarding of a prize, meaning options to seek the revocation of the De Klerk award are slim to none. It states further that should divergent opinions be expressed concerning the award of a prize, this may not be included in the record or otherwise divulged. In addition, the Rome Statute which establishes the International Criminal Court names the Crime of Apartheid as among the list of Crimes Against Humanity in Article 7 but Article 11 says the Court has jurisdiction only with respect to crimes committed after the entry into force of the Statute which happened only in July of 2002. South Africa as a States Party, acceded to the Statute in November 2000, years after the official policy of apartheid had ended. Meanwhile, struggle veteran, Shiela Sisulu, says De Klerk should be forced to spend time with the real victims of apartheid. Sisulu rejected his apology over his statement that apartheid was not a crime against humanity as too little too late. “ So he got into a hole and he’s still trying to dig himself out of it and he’s going deeper and deeper, he better just apologise retract and do time, you know do time working with people to understand how hurtful what he said was.” Read more: SABC News Online
To hell with the statutes...anything can be amended...if the people say this is wrong, that prize awarding committee will listen... Then they must explain themselves how they overlooked the reasons not to award such a person the award in the first place. VijayShadean Simple Simon. When since democracy did any black person in South Africa apologized for landmines on farm roads. Did antie Pat apologize for the church attacks. Did Nelson or Thabo or Cyril or Robert McBride apologize for the role they played during the terrorist attacks?
There's a first time for everything 🤔 Where is the actual prize. Khona olova bezokwenza iplan bahlanganise lento That's bullshit FWdeKlerkFoun you gonna loose your traiter medal Surely there should be exceptions
FW de Klerk's Nobel Peace Prize can't be revoked. Here's whyThe renewed calls for the revocation came at the 2020 State of the Nation Address when the EFF called for De Klerk to be removed from the National Assembly, as he was - in their words - 'a murderer with blood on his hands'. Nothing is impossible as the foundation rules dont say its impossible. Stop copy and pasting. Bt that noble was taken over nothing unless that foundation is also promoting his words It will only be recognized by other continents, here in Africa it doesn't exist anymore that noble kaak!😷😎
Can a Nobel Peace Prize be revoked? Apparently not“If you think apartheid was a crime against humanity, please join me in a non-partisan citizens' campaign to approach the Nobel Foundation to take back the Nobel Peace Prize from FW de Klerk.” there's always a first time. Let's make them famous why do not they leave that old man alone and focus on real issues affecting SA citizens, everyday food price is going high, Eskom and jobless
ANC condemns FW de Klerk Foundation for denying apartheid was a crime against humanity | IOL NewsANC condemns FW de Klerk Foundation for denying apartheid was a crime against humanity ANC has condemned the statement by the FW de Klerk Foundation 'denying that apartheid was a crime against humanity as a blatant whitewash'. Too late!!! When did he say this? That word 'condemn' must be made illegal and declare a crime now because ppl always hide against it instead of taking action always
ANC slams FW de Klerk Foundation for denying apartheid was crime against humanityThe ruling party is now saying it wants denials of apartheid's criminality to be criminalised in a manner similar to holocaust denial in Germany. EFF set the goal posts and ANC follow,trend we set for this confused ANC Which Anc? No come on man how many Anc's we have in this country? I don't think he denied it, he pointed out some facts. But if the ANC wants to criminilise Apartheid denial like the Holocaust denial then they need to start jailing 6 million blacks.
EFF considering forensic inquest against De KlerkThe EFF says it'll explore all legal avenues to reopen a forensic inquest against former President FW de Klerk. First sort out the VBS heist they stole from the poor How about one against the EFF MANAGEMENT?
Tutu takes on De Klerk: Withdraw your statement about apartheidThe Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has called on the FW de Klerk Foundation to withdraw its statement on Friday that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.