South Africa’s last white president, de Klerk, dies leaving apology for apartheid

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By Promit Mukherjee and Emma Rumney JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South Africa’s last white president, Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, died on Thursday leaving a final apology via video for crimes against other ethnic groups during decades of apartheid. “I, without qualification, apologise for the pain and the hurt and the indignity and the damage that apartheid has done to Black, Brown and Indians in South Africa,” said de Klerk, who had previously expressed regret several times for the 1948-91 policy. De Klerk died aged 85 after a battle with cancer. He won praise worldwide for his role in scrappin…

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