FW de Klerk, last president of apartheid South Africa and key actor in country’s transition to democracy, dies at 85

Published Nov 11 2021 at 11:19 AM GMT
  • FW de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died at the age of 85.
  • He passed away at his home in Cape Town after a battle against cancer, a spokesman for the FW de Klerk Foundation confirmed on Thursday.
  • De Klerk was a controversial figure in South Africa where many blamed him for violence against blacks and anti-apartheid activists during his time in power, while some….



  • Published Nov 11, 2021 11:19 AM GMT