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Government Announces A STATE Memorial Service For The Late Apartheid President FW De Klerk

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FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa and the last white person to lead the country sadly past away a month ago. The 85-year-vintage was diagnosed with cancer and he died at his home in Fresnaye, Cape Town, on St Martin's Day after fighting mesothelioma most cancers. The 85-year-old vintage is survived by his spouse, Elita, kids, Susan and Jan, and his grandchildren.

He came to power in 1989 underneath apartheid, a machine of legalized racism, but later have become a key parent in the transition to democracy. De Klerk ordered Nelson Mandela's release from prison, leading to historic polls where the anti-apartheid leader became the first black president.

He has since been buried in a private ceremony at an undisclosed location last month. Meanwhile, a state memorial service will be held for former president FW de Klerk in Cape Town on Sunday.

In an announcement on Tuesday, the government said the service might take place at the Groote Kerk at 10:30. Attendance would be small due to Covid-19 regulations.

https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/just-in-former-president-fw-de-klerk-to-have-state-memorial-service-20211207

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