De Klerk, Former South African President Who Dismantled Apartheid, Dies at 85
< img src=" https://worldbroadcastnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/GE0VCe.jpg" class=" ff-og-image-inserted" > F.W. de Klerk, the ninth, and possibly last, in a long line of white presidents of South Africa, who considerably dismantled the apartheid system that he and his forefathers had actually assisted put in location, died at his house in South Africa on Thursday. He was 85.
The former president’s death was confirmed by the F.W. de Klerk Structure, which said in a declaration that he died at his home in Fresnaye, a suburban area of Cape Town, after being detected with cancer.A member of a prominent Afrikaner family, Mr. de Klerk had emphatically safeguarded the separation of the races throughout his long go up the political ladder. But as soon as he took over as president in 1989, he stunned his deeply divided nation, and the broader world, by reevaluating South Africa’s racist methods, a step that won him and Nelson Mandela, whom he launched from prison, the Nobel Peace Prize.Published at Thu, 11 Nov 2021 10:42:30 +0000 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/world/africa/fw-de-klerk-dead.html