South Africans have reacted to the death of the last white President of South Africa, FW de Klerk.
He reportedly died at the age of 85 and he was head of state of South Africa between September 1989 and May 1994.
He is on record to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mr. Nelson Mandela for leading the mind-blowing transition from white rule in South Africa.
His death was confirmed in a statement from his foundation and the statement reads;
“Former President FW de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye (Cape Town) earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer. He is survived by his wife Elita, his children Jan and Susan, and his grandchildren.”
He was born on March 1936 in Johannesburg and he worked as a lawyer and served in a series of ministerial posts before taking over from PW Botha as the head of the National Party in February 1989.
Some reactions from South Africans are;
@PearlThusi – If FW DE KLERK gets a state funeral… That will be a huge middle finger to the people who suffered under the apartheid regime in this country.
@Mngxitama2 – The mass murderer FW de Klerk is dead! May he burn in hell eternally!
@thami_tzz – I know alcohol makes us happy as a Country but FW de Klerk’s death has made us happy, happier, happiest!
@RealEvidence3 – Today is a great day, Apartheid President FW De Klerk is finally dead,I am so happy,Good riddance to rubbish,May he burn in the pits of hell.