South Africa Mourns F. W. de Klerk

South African media have been broadcasting documentaries on the life of Former South African President, Frederik Willem de Klerk following announcements of his passing away.


The President from 1989–94 was leader of the last white minority government that brought the apartheid system of racial segregation to an end and negotiated a transition to majority rule in South Africa.

Born on March 18, 1936 in Johannesburg, he died on November 11, 2021 in Cape Town at the age of 83.

Prior to his passing away, the late President expressed apologies to the black, brown and coloured people for the pain hurt, indignity and damage that the apartheid system brought on them in a video that has been released in the media.

The former President of the party that promoted apartheid, was Noble Peace Prize winner alongside Nelson Mandela for bringing an end to apartheid and ushering in democratic role in the multiracial country.

Following the news of his death, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphossa addressing parliament indicated that South Africans will remember him for his role in ushering in democracy to South Africa.

On the streets of Johannesburg, resident say his death has rekindled memories of apartheid and his role in ending it.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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