Book extract

Hendrik Verwoerd - revered by his family but a monster to most South Africans

This extract from Wilhelm's memoir examines the complex emotions the grandson has to live with, having Verwoerd blood in his veins

19 May 2019 - 00:00
By Wilhelm Verwoerd

To Wilhelm Verwoerd, Oupa Hendrik was revered by his family as a giant of the volk... To most South Africans, however, he was a monster

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