The South African Quote of the Day – F.W. de Klerk

A number of South Africans from diverse backgrounds across the spectrum have uttered some meaningful words over the years.

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Frederik Willem de Klerk was a South African politician who served as state president of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and as deputy president from 1994 to 1996 in the democratic government.

As South Africa’s last head of state from the era of white-minority rule, he and his government dismantled the apartheid system and introduced universal suffrage.

Ideologically a conservative and an economic liberal, he led the National Party (NP) from 1989 to 1997.

De Klerk died on 11 November 2021 aged 85.

De Klerk said: “I played an integral part in helpings formulating that new vision… that we must abandon apartheid and accept one united South Africa with equal rights for all, with all forms of discrimination to be scrapped from the statute book.”

This week’s quotes:

Tuesday, 29 November – Christiaan Barnard

Wednesday, 30 November – Steve Biko

Thursday, 1 December

Friday, 2 December

Last week:

Monday, 21 November – Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, 22 November – Trevor Noah

Wednesday, 23 November – Oliver Tambo

Thursday, 24 November – Nelson Mandela

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