"As the ANCWL we have warned the peace-loving South Africans when AfriForum established its own private prosecutoral unit, that their actions clearly demonstrate that the idea of building united prosperous SA is not embraced by all. AfriForum want to ensure that the skewed patterns of land ownership in the country and display of apartheid symbols like old SA flag continues," said the statement by ANCWL secretary general Meokgo Matuba.
This week Kriel said that although they were against the display of the flag, they felt that criminalising it would be going a step too far.
“We don’t use the flag at any of our events and we are not in support of it, but banning it would be against freedom of speech and would make South Africa look like a police state. We won’t take a decision to challenge the court application today, but it is something we will consider,” said Kriel.
"We reiterate our position as the ANCWL that the arrogance portrayed by this Afrikaner right-wing organisation is perpetuated by their financial muscles built through the colonial and apartheid system that benefited the minority.
The statement concludes with: "Radical socio-economic transformation now or never!!"