Sport Minister’s threats concerning taking a knee for BLM are unconstitutional
18 August 2020
The threats by the Minister of Sport, Nathi Mthethwa, aimed at athletes who do not want to take a knee for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) ideology, are unconstitutional and wrong said the FF Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, today in Parliament during its debate on BLM.
The FF Plus feels that the Minister's statements concerning certain rugby players are unacceptable. South Africa's Constitution makes provision for freedom of association and if the Minister thinks that he can force sport participants, or anyone else, to take a knee for BLM, he is in effect subjugating them to Marxism.
BLM is nothing but a Marxist movement and every South African has the constitutional right to refuse to kneel for an unacceptable ideology. The FF Plus encourages every person who does not want to take a knee, to instead take a strong stand on the matter and to invoke the Constitution.
The founders of the BLM-movement are self-confessed, radical neo-Marxists who have admitted outright that they are determined to destroy Western values and are openly promoting an anti-white campaign.