A funeral service for the last president of the apartheid era, and deputy president in the first democratic government, FW de Klerk, was held in private on Sunday.
The last apartheid president FW De Klerk was raised within the fold of the Reformed Church, one of the so-called three Sister Churches which includes the Dutch Reformed church. Professor Robert Vosloo says these churches provided a Biblical justification for apartheid.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says it's good that former Deputy President FW De Klerk was not given State Funeral normally accorded to current and former Presidents and Deputy Presidents.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the National Flag be flown at half-mast from sunset Wednesday until Sunday evening as a mark of respect for the late former Deputy President FW de Klerk.
The funeral of South Africa's last white president, Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, who died on Thursday aged 85, will take place on November 21 in a private ceremony, his foundation said in a statement on Sunday.
The FW de Klerk Foundation has announced that a private cremation and funeral will take place next Sunday for the former statesman. De Klerk died in Cape Town on Thursday at the age of 85 following a battle with cancer.
I read, with great disappointment, media headlines, both local and abroad, which referred to De Klerk as the “man who freed Nelson Mandela”. This popular narrative should be rejected as it portrays De Klerk as a man with a polarizing or “uneven legacy” as articulated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, writes Vusi Gumbi.
Giliomee says De Klerk tried his best during difficult times
National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Amos Masondo, have conveyed their condolences to the family of former president FW De Klerk on behalf of all Presiding Officers of Parliament.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he's deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former President FW de Klerk.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has vowed to take to the streets should the government grant a state funeral to the late former president of the apartheid South Africa, FW de Klerk.
As the country continues to share thoughts on the legacy of late former deputy president FW de Klerk, Lukanyo Calata, son of one of the Cradock 4 has expressed dismay that the former statesman took vital information about the killing of his father to his grave.
There has been mixed reaction to the passing of the last president of apartheid South Africa, FW De Klerk’s death. While some political parties have expressed sadness following the news of, some like Pan African Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters have not been pulling any punches.
The De Klerk Foundation has released a video on social media in which former deputy president FW De Klerk again apologises to South Africans for apartheid in an emotional last message.
South Africans have shared mixed reactions at the news of former apartheid president, FW de Klerk’s passing. Some have gone as far as calling for him not to get a state funeral. De Klerk passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 85 after battling cancer.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah, have expressed their condolences to the family of the late FW De Klerk after his passing.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has described former president FW De Klerk as a South African who tried his best.
Former President Frederick Willem de Klerk, the last apartheid-era president and former deputy president in the democratic dispensation, has passed away at the age of 85.