F. W. de Klerk

South African President F. W. de Klerk Full Name: F. W. de Klerk
Nationality: South African

Profession: South African President

Born: March 18, 1932
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Died: January 23, 1992 (aged 59)

Married Life

  • 1969-04-11 Future South African president F. W. de Klerk marries Marike Willemse

Historical Events in the Life of F. W. de Klerk

  • 1989-02-02 F. W. de Klerk replaces P. W. Botha as South Africa's National Party leader
  • 1989-08-15 F. W. de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
  • 1989-10-15 South African President F. W. de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu and four other political prisoners
  • 1989-11-16 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
  • 1990-02-02 South African President F. W. de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
  • 1990-02-10 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feburary 11th
  • 1990-06-07 South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts 4 year state of emergency
  • 1990-07-16 The ANC send a report on police violence to President F. W. de Klerk and demanded an end to "the shocking inhumanity" of police action in rural areas of South Africa
  • 1990-08-16 South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto
  • 1990-09-24 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.
  • 1990-12-13 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
  • 1991-02-01 South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws
  • 1992-03-17 South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum
  • 1992-07-27 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections
  • 1993-10-15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1994-01-03 Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F. W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994
  • 1995-07-09 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation