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Sentences forF. W. de Klerk

  • In 1989, Botha suffered a stroke; although he would retain the state presidency, he stepped down as leader of the National Party, to be replaced by F. W. de Klerk.Nelson Mandela-Wikipedia
  • Discussions and negotiations took place leading to the eventual unbanning of the ANC and other opposing political parties by then President de Klerk on 2 February 1990.African National Congress-Wikipedia
  • By 1990, under Reagan's successor George H. W. Bush, the new South African government of F. W. de Klerk was introducing widespread reforms, though the Bush administration argued that this was not a result of the tougher sanctions.Presidency of Ronald Reagan-Wikipedia
  • Amid growing domestic and international pressure, and with fears of a racial civil war, President F. W. de Klerk released him in 1990.Nelson Mandela-Wikipedia
  • He organised a protest march through Cape Town for later that month, which the new President F. W. de Klerk agreed to permit; a multi-racial crowd containing an estimated 30,000 people took part.Desmond Tutu-Wikipedia
  • Nobel Square in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront features statues of South Africa's four Nobel Peace Prize winners: Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela.Cape Town-Wikipedia

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