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Pivotal South African politician Pik Botha dies, aged 86

Friday, October 12th 2018 - 15:48 UTC
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Roelof Frederik “Pik” Botha, who served as South Africa’s apartheid-era Foreign Affairs Minister for 17 years until 1994 and then joined Nelson Mandela's Cabinet, passed away at a Pretoria hospital on Thursday night. He was 86. Read full article


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  • shackleton

    Apartheid was only ever about “social engineering”. It may have been discriminatory, paternalistic and authoritarian but there was never any intention to kill anyone - and certainly not genocide. If it is to be classified as a “Crime against Humanity”, then what much more censorial term are we left with to describe Genocide? Or the Gulag? Bigger crimes against humanity..?

    Oct 15th, 2018 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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