Frederik Willem De Klerk

18 Mar 2020  Wed

Frederik Willem De Klerk the last white man to lead South Africa was born on 18th March 1936. He and Nelson Mandela jointly received the 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace for their collaboration in efforts to establish nonracial democracy in South Africa.

Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Johannesburg to Senator Jan de Klerk, a leading politician, who became a minister in the South African government. His brother Willem is a liberal newspaperman and one of the founders of the Democratic Party.

He served as State President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and as Deputy President from 1994 to 1996. The above stamp of value 20,000 Sao Tome and Principe dobra issued by Sao Tome and Principe to honor this great leader.

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