Constant Viljoen announces his resignation from AVF

General Constant Viljoen

Saturday, 12 March 1994

The former leader of the Afrikaner Volksunie (AV) and Freedom Front (FF), General Constant Viljoen, announced his resignation from the Afrikaner National Front-Afrikaner Volksfront (AVF), the anti-election structure constituted by the Conservative Party (CP), ultra-right Afrikaanse Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and members of the Freedom Alliance (FA). Viljoen cited AWB behaviour in Bophuthatswana and doubted that he could ever work with the organisation again. After he broke ranks with the FA on 14 March 1994, Viljoen led his party the FF to take part in the historic first democratic elections in South Africa.

References:
• Keesing's Record of World Events, News Digest for March 1994, p. 39894.

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