S. Africa’s de Klerk to be cremated at private ceremony on Nov 21, no state funeral

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The funeral of South Africa’s last white president, Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, who died on Thursday aged 85, will take place on Nov. 21 in a private ceremony, his foundation said in a statement on Sunday. De Klerk, who won praise worldwide for his role in scrapping apartheid and shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993, has a complex legacy that left many grappling with conflicting emotions following his death. The country’s Black population remains angered by his actions during apartheid and for his failure to curb political violence in the run up …

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