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Sunday, 18 September 2011 14:27

Fred RundleJohn Frederick Otto Rundle, better known as Fred Rundle, was a great Boer nationalist. He died February 1, 2012.
His grandfather (Otto) was with Gen. De la Rey and Siener van Rensburg in a Boer commando against the British; he was later exiled to Ceylon and later returned in southern Africa for to fight under Gen. De la Rey.
As a young man, Fred Rundle became to be involved in politics, in Lichtenburg (western Transvaal). He entered in the Nasionale Party (NP; in English: National Party), and personally knew Dr. Verwoerd and JG Strijdom.
In later years he left Nasionale Party (NP) and entered in the Konserwatiewe Party (KP; in English: Conservative Party). He worked with Dr. Treurnicht, and was appointed leader of the KP in Johannesburg and member of the Transvaal Party Committee. Several times he standing in municipal and parliamentary elections of the RSA for the KP.
After some friction with Ferdi Hartzenberg (the last leader of the KP) and Andries Beyers (at that time, national secretary of the KP), he left the Konserwatiewe Party.
In the early 90’s he was appointed spokesman for the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB). In the mid-90s he was appointed leader of the Afrikaner Volksfront (AVF; in English: Afrikaner People-Nation Front) for Johannesburg. In the 1994 was chosen, along with two other men, to represent the AWB to the Volksverteenwoordigende Rand (VVR, the Council of Representatives): the Parliament of the “Afrikaner Boer nation”, inaugurated by the Afrikaner Volksfront (AVF) the 29th January.

Eugene Terre’Blanche, Fred Rundle and Ernie van der Westhuizen. 1993, AWB representatives at the VVR

The 5th March 1994 asked to Costand Viljoen where he had obtained the money needed to register the Vryheidsfront (VF; in English: Freedom Front) at the multinational election, that have led to the birth of the new Empire, as it had certainly not come from the AVF’s purse.
In August 1994, declared that AWB was shocked “particularly with regard to [Hartzenberg’s. Ed] proposal that the Volkstaat Council [organ created by agreements between FF, NP and the African National Congress (ANC), to deceive white Afrikaners and Boers. Ed] be enlarged to accommodate 20 Afrikaner Volksfront (AVF) and KP members and the KP’s willingness to participate in the system”, “This proposal is in flagrant conflict with the position that Dr Hartzenberg has maintained in public, as well as the clear mandate that he received from ordinary KP members and the AVF’s supporters”, “The AWB distances itself totally from this political treason.”
Are so many the betrayals that has suffered the Boer nation, and many are those who have betrayed it. Fred Rundle, during his long political militancy, has denounced many. He dealt with uncomfortable topics (for example: “Jews and Communism in South Africa”), and was a true Boer nationalist.
In the 1995 Fred Rundle was appointed spokesman of the Boere-Republikeinse Verkiesingskommissie (BVK; in English: Boer Republican Electoral Commission), a committee supported by various Boer movements and associations (including AWB and the Boerestaat Party), which had the task of register Boers for the election of a “Boer Volksraad” (Boer parliament).
In July 1995, with other three delegates of the BVK, presented a document at the United Nations conference on indigenous peoples in Geneva, which called for the recognition of the Boer as indigenous people. Upon his return to southern Africa, he told to reporters: “We are indigenous people from the soil”. “We don’t know any other country. We don’t claim to represent all whites in South Africa. We only represent the Boers. Afrikaners are distinctly different from Boers. The Boers were the people who tamed the country, who fought the British.” “We are not interested in any elections held by the ANC. We leave that to the Vryheidsfront and the Konserwatiewe Party.”
In 1998 Fred Rundle started the Boer nationalist organization “Vryheid 2000” (in English: Freedom 2000), based on an eponymous website, and a mailing list that was possible to sign it; through them he spread his articles in Afrikaans and in English on political and historical issues, including current events.
During his years of political activism, he not spared criticism and attacks on the NP, the KP, the VF, and General Constand Viljoen; as well as to the capitalist-communist forces. All this cost him vicious smear campaigns.