Fredrick William D Klerk, the former President of South Africa, has died after a prolonged illness. He was battling cancer. The former president died after a battle with cancer at his home in Cape Town, according to a statement from the FW de Klerk Foundation on Thursday. Let us tell you that he was the last white president of South Africa. Who raised their voice for blacks under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. Frederick William de Klerk was also in favor of ending the policy of apartheid from the world and for this campaign he also worked throughout his life.
Announcement will be made soon regarding funeral
The FW de Klerk Foundation issued a statement saying it is with the utmost sadness to announce that former President FW de Klerk passed away peacefully at his home in Fresne this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer. Mr. de Klerk was 85 years old. He is survived by his wife Alita, their children Jan and Susan and their grandchildren. “The family will make an announcement about the funeral arrangements at the right time. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, de Klerk studied at the University of Potschaftroom before pursuing a career in law. Joining the National Party, he was elected to parliament and ministered to Peter Willem Botha’s White Minority Parliament. I sat in
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In March this year, there was news of his suffering from cancer.
As a minister, he supported and enforced apartheid. Frederick William de Klerk had been ill for a long time. He was diagnosed with cancer in March. In 1993, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela. Clark’s role in the country remained highly conflicted for more than 20 years after the end of apartheid. In February 1989, Botha suffered a stroke and the party leadership. After resigning, de Klerk succeeded Botha as leader of the National Party.
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