AfriForum's Kriel: Court win against BLF proves I'm not a supporter of apartheid

The BLF had accused Kriel of hate speech when he said that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

Editors' note: This article has been updated to clarify what was said during the interview, and that Kriel did not say not enough black people were killed during apartheid.

JOHANNESBURG - AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said that his court victory against the BLF proved that he was not a supporter of apartheid.

The case was heard at the Equality Court earlier on Tuesday.

The BLF had accused Kriel of hate speech when he said that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

During a radio interview in June with 702's Eusebius McKaiser, Kriel said that he didn't think apartheid could not be classified as a crime against humanity.

Kriel said he stood by his statement.

"Simply because it was not hate speech and what I said was in no way an effort to glorify the apartheid system. The court also found that I said in my interview that apartheid was wrong and infringed on the dignity of people."

This article has been edited to clarify during which radio show Kriel made these comment.