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'He was a careful pragmatist': The many faces of FW de Klerk

Steeped in the politics of the National Party from birth, he ultimately dissolved the basis of its rule and quietly disappeared from the political scene towards the end of his life

14 November 2021 - 00:02 By Chris Barron

Former South African president FW de Klerk, who has died at his home in Fresnaye, Cape Town, at the age of 85, was a hardcore enforcer of apartheid until he freed Nelson Mandela and unbanned the ANC in February 1990...

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