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Frederik Willem de Klerk (F. W.)

Date of Birth: 18 March 1936
Place of Birth: Johannesburg


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Busy bees

Other guests were Inkatha Freedom Party leader and the Minister of Home Affairs Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi ex-President Frederik Willem de Klerk and Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon (each of these has his own reservations about the BI)...


What's next?

The MDC wants direct negotiations with ZANU; ZANU favours any mechanism that will draw out negotiations such as involving more organisations; SA wants to include other political and civic groups in the same way as former President Frederik Willem de Klerk widened the range of negotiating parties in South Africa's transition: this would downgrade the MDC's position and lengthen the transition...


The right wing explodes

In 1994 Nelson Mandela's transitional Government of National Unity included six former apartheid ministers; two years later ex-President Frederik Willem de Klerk led a walkout and the breach was never repaired...


End of an Alliance

Alleged irregularities marred a referendum last May to rename two Cape Town streets after Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk...


Don't confront, co-opt

Ex-President Frederik Willem de Klerk and his National Party colleagues were allotted six cabinet posts as a constitutional right on a basis of proportional representation...

He said FW de Klerk wanted the GNU to be permanent and the ANC didn't...


Compulsory coalition

That happened in 1996 when the National Party then led by Frederik de Klerk left the GNU and the ANC (Mbeki in particular) was keen to keep the IFP within the GNU...


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