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de Klerk, Frederik Willem

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Presidents

1936 – Born on the 18th of March in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1958 – He graduated at Potchefstroom University, with a degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts.

1969 – He married Marike Willemse.

          – He was first elected to South African Parliament, for Vereeniging a province of South africa.

1978 – He appointed Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and Social Welfare and Pensions by

               Prime Minister Vorster.

1979 – He served as a Minister of Mines, Energy and Environmental Planning.

1980 – He served as a Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs.

1982 – He became Minister of Internal Affairs.

1984 – He served as a Minister of National Education and Planning.

1985 – He became Chairman of the Minister’s Council in the House of Assembly.

1986 – On the 1st of December he became leader of the House of Assembly.

1989 – He became State President of South Africa.

1994 – He became Vice-President of South Africa.

1998 – He was divorced to his wife Marike Willemse after she discovered his affair to another woman.

2006 – He underwent surgery for a malignant tumor in his colon.

2007 – On the month of January, he was a speaker promoting peace and democracy in the world at the

                 "Towards a Global Forum on New Democracies" event in Taipei, Taiwan.