The video of the incident can be accessed here:

The behaviour of the EFF members is irreconcilable with the foundational value of non-racialism, and may constitute communication that “can reasonably be construed to demonstrate a clear intention to (a) be hurtful; (b) be harmful, or to incite harm; and (c) to promote or propagate hatred” – in terms of section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prohibition of Unfair Discrimination Act. Such conduct is completely unacceptable in terms of the core values of the South African Constitution, which include:

(a) Human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms;

(b) Non-racialism and non-sexism; and

(c) Supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law.

Overtly racist attacks on South African citizens – particularly by members of a registered political party – pose a serious threat to race relations and to the values on which our new society has been established.

Any propaganda or idea which propounds the racial superiority or inferiority of any person, including incitement to, or participation, in any form of racial violence, must be rejected by all South Africans.

The FW de Klerk Foundation has referred this matter to the South African Human Rights Commission for investigation.

Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation, 10 September 2020