OPINION

No truth in M&G claims I'm 'tutoring' Maimane - FW de Klerk

Former president says he has only met the DA leader once, in March 2015, when he paid a courtesy visit

STATEMENT BY FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK IN REACTION TO THE MAIL & GUARDIAN ARTICLE UNDER THE HEADING “ANALYSIS: IS FW DE KLERK TUTORING MMUSI MAIMANE?” 

There is no truth in the rumours that I am “tutoring Mmusi Maimane”.  He has never been to my home and never sought my advice "on speeches and leadership and acting presidential”.

I only met him once, at my office, in March 2015 when he paid me a courtesy visit.

It is also untrue that I at any stage said “that black people are more racist than white people”. The report which appeared to this effect was untrue and the FW de Klerk Foundation is taking steps to correct this.

Statement issued on behalf of former President FW de Klerk, 29 January 2016