Status: 11/11/2021 12:00 p.m.
South Africa’s former President de Klerk initiated the abolition of the racist apartheid system in 1989 with a radical reform course. Now the Nobel Peace Prize laureate died at the age of 85.
South Africa’s former President Frederik Willem de Klerk is dead. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate died of cancer at the age of 85, according to the FW de Klerk Foundation. He fell asleep peacefully.
De Klerk was President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994. At the beginning of his term of office he initiated the abolition of South Africa’s racist apartheid regime with a radical reform course. In 1993 he received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Nelson Mandela.