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Frederik Willem de Klerk (gebore 18 Maart 1936) was Staatspresident van Suid-Afrika vanaf September 1989 tot April 1994, en vanaf Februarie 1989 tot September 1997 ook leier van die Nasionale Party, wat later die Nuwe Nasionale Party geword het.


The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa"


Speaker/Panelist: Frederik Willem de Klerk, 7th and last State President of apartheid-era South Africa


Frederik Willem De Klerk Joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, Frederik Willem De Klerk was one of the most influential South African politicians of the twentieth century

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Nelson Mandela memorial service - in pictures

Credit: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Former South African apartheid-era president Frederik Willem de Klerk arrives

South Africa’s President Frederik Willem de Klerk (left) and Mandela walk to address the press about their negotiations to end apartheid on May 9, 1990


Nelson Mandela quote on Fear: Associated Press In 1993, Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize for their tireless work ending apartheid in...

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Elita de Klerk (wife of Frederik Willem de Klerk - South African politician who served as the country's State President from September 1989 to May 1994) at Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

1993 Frederik Willem de Klerk: 1936-: South Africa. He released Nelson Mandela from prison and the two politicians worked together to bring an end to the policy of racial segregation. He had been a firm upholder of white privilege but realized that apartheid was leading to economic and political bankruptcy. Secret negotiations with Mandela and the ANC liberation movement led to a new constitution with equal voting rights for every population group in the country.