Hard questions asked in Parliament in the Netherlands

Dr Pieter Mulder

Probing questions are currently being asked in the Dutch Parliament about, amongst others, the state of democracy and discriminating legislation in South Africa.

This is a direct result of an article that appeared in the Dutch web newspaper, De Dagelijkse Standaard (http://www.dagelijksestandaard.nl/2015/02/die-afrikaner-vryheid/), after discussions with Dr. Pieter Mulder, leader of the FF Plus and the Dutch journalist, Mr. Dennis de Witte.

A Dutch parliamentary member, Mr. Han ten Broeke of the Volkspartij voor Vrijheid and Democratie (VVD), submitted questions to the relevant ministers which now have to be answered. They read as follows:

  • South Africa has been a democracy for more than twenty years already. How do you view the state of democracy and the constitutional state in South Africa? How do you judge the leadership of President Zuma in particular?
  • Despite the scrapping of Apartheid in South Africa, it appears that racism has still not disappeared from the South African society. According to your opinion, is the South African government serious about the struggle against discrimination and is there discriminatory legislation in South Africa?
  • Are you aware of reports that ‘positive discrimination’ in South Africa is applied in such a manner that many young white people no longer see a future for themselves in their country and are emigrating on a large scale? Can you confirm this and what is your opinion about this?
  • What is the situation regarding the dialogue about human rights in South Africa that the European Council initiated?
  • How do you judge the role of South Africa as a regional power in the African Union and its role in peacekeeping missions? In your opinion did it change in the last couple of years?

According to Dr. Mulder, De Witte had, amongst others, sent a couple of questions to him about South Africa to reply to. Dr. Mulder also sent De Witte a number of articles which he had written.

“In the FF Plus we fully realise how important it is to inform the world about discrimination against minorities in particular. That is why we paid a visit to the United Nations (UN) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO).

“We gave presentations about discriminatory legislation such as Affirmative Action (AA), the struggle of Afrikaans, farm attacks and land claims. It is clear that this campaign to inform the international community is busy bearing fruit and should be intensified,” Dr. Mulder says.

Dr. Mulder said that although he welcomes the questions asked in the Dutch Parliament, it is worrying to see that so many people internationally and especially politicians are apparently in dark about what is really happening in South Africa.


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