As everyone probably knows by now, apartheid last President, FW De Klerk, passed away on Thursday the 11th of November after suffering a severe lung cancer for an extended period of time. As you'd expect, as soon as the news of De Klerk hit the scenes, many South Africans quickly took to their social media platforms to air their views about De Klerk losing his life and oh boy boy, most of the comments weren't nice, just to say the least.
National flags will be flown at "half mast" as a mark of respect from sunset on Wednesday to sunday. The De Klerk family has arranged a private cremation and funeral, but the Government will at a future date host a state memorial service. The Presidency said on a media statement that: Government has consulted the De Klerk Foundation as part of preparing for this event in which government leaders, leaders of political parties and representatives of civil society will participate.
Never forget that the de Klerk Foundation is opposed to "prosecution of apartheid era killings" and the ANC government recognizes him as a "former South African President". In 1990 South Africa's President Frederik Willem de Klerk decided to release Nelson Mandela, leader of the liberation movement, who had been in prison since 1963.
Former president of South Africa during apartheid era FW De Klerk once said he is a friend to the first democratic president Nelson Mandela, but surprisingly after the death of Nelson's daughter, Zindzi Mandela no message of condolences was sent by FW De Klerk Foundation. All political parties and different foundations across the country have sent condolences to the Mandela Family. Zindzi Mandela died in hospital on Monday morning at the age of 59. The South African ambassador to Denmark had tested positive
The foundation of De Klerk has revealed that the NPA was captured after a secret deal between the national party and ANC back in the days, the ANC has been leading since the party was elected and has not given power to those who did or did not get prosecuted.