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.
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says former president FW de Klerk chose to accept the reality that it would be futile to continue to defend the apartheid system and he played a part in paving the way for the democratic transition in South Africa.
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.
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 right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should urgently seek wise counsel from South Africa’s last President , says Abbey Makoe.