'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

The last apartheid president went from being an apartheid enforcer to a peacemaker. But, writes Chris Barron, his legacy is stained by his refusal to admit apartheid was a crime against humanity and to come clean about his role in the barbarism enforced in its name.

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