July 25, 2024

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F.W. de Klerk, South African President Who Helped End Apartheid, Dies at 85

JOHANNESBURG—Frederik Willem de Klerk, the very last chief of South Africa’s white-minority govt who fashioned a prickly romantic relationship with Nelson Mandela, the country’s very first Black president, died Thursday in his residence in Cape City. He was 85 decades aged.

Mr. de Klerk died following a struggle with most cancers, the FW de Klerk Foundation mentioned in a statement. In March, the basis mentioned that the former president had been identified with mesothelioma, a most cancers that affects the lining of the lungs.