The Afrikanerbond, formerly known as apartheid’s Broederbond, laid a complaint on Tuesday against the conduct of the Human Rights Commission’s legal head, Buang Jones.
In a statement, it claimed that comments made by Buang was “inflammatory and is adding fuel to the accusations of racism” against Eben Etzebeth.
This claim relates to a community meeting held in Langebaan, in which Buang is alleged to have stated that the commission did not care about the prominence of Etzebeth.
He is also alleged to have stated that Etzebeth always got away with murder but that the Human Rights Commission would not allow him to do so this time around.
The complaint led to the Commission barring Buang from making further statements on the Etzebeth case.
The Afrikaner Broederbond was formed in 1918 as a secret society that aimed to maintain white Afrikaner supremacy in all spheres of South African society.
Not only was it instrumental in creating the apartheid state, but its members included the most prominent members of the apartheid apparatus.
In 1993, a year before the first democratic elections, it renamed itself to the Afrikanerbond.