F.W. de Klerk, Last President of Apartheid South Africa, Dies at 85

A prominent Afrikaner, he defended the separation of the races before helping to dismantle that system, leading to his sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela.,

F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela in 1994. They shared the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the end of the apartheid state.
F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela in 1994. They shared the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the end of the apartheid state.Credit…Juda Ngwenya/Reuters

F.W. de Klerk, Last President of Apartheid South Africa, Dies at 85

A prominent Afrikaner, he defended the separation of the races before helping to dismantle that system, leading to his sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela.

F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela in 1994. They shared the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the end of the apartheid state.Credit…Juda Ngwenya/Reuters

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