State memorial service for FW de Klerk to be held on Sunday

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A state memorial service will be held for the last apartheid President, FW de Klerk.

In a statement issued by government, the memorial service will be held on Sunday at the Groot Kerk in Cape Town.

De Klerk passed away last month at the age of 85 after battling cancer.

He was laid to rest at a private funeral service more than two weeks ago.

The former President served as State President from 1989 to 1994 and as Deputy President from 1994 to 1996.

A look at De Klerk during the apartheid years: 

De Klerk apologises for apartheid damage 

In his last address to the public, which was posted after his death on his foundation’s website De Klerk apologised without qualification for the damage caused by apartheid.

De Klerk’s last message to South Africans: