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Freedom Park pays Tribute to former President F.W. De Klerk

Freedom Park pays tribute to former President F.W. de Klerk on his demise. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s former President oversaw the end of the white minority rule. He died at the age of 85.

“FW de Klerk was the last president of segregated South Africa, and Mandela, was freed during his regime. Following Mandela's release, the two politicians worked together to bring an end to the policy of racial segregation. Mr de Klerk was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 for his “work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.” He oversaw the 1994 non-racial election in which Mandela led the African National Congress to victory; de Klerk's National Party took second place. De Klerk then became Deputy President in Mandela's ANC-led coalition, the Government of National Unity”.

On behalf of the CEO, Council, Management and Staff of Freedom Park our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the F.W. De Klerk Foundation. 

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