South Africa’s last apartheid president FW de Klerk dies

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South Africa’s last white president FW de Klerk died on Thursday at 85, with a legacy of helping steer the nation to democracy while never fully owning up to the horrors of the apartheid past. He died at home early Thursday after a battle with cancer, his foundation said in a statement. De Klerk freed Nelson Mandela from prison, unbanned political parties, and later shared a Nobel Peace Prize with the anti-apartheid icon. Yet he never found a space in the democratic South Africa, and became seen as an apologist for the torture and killings committed by the segregationist regime. His testimony …

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