Currently alive, at 82 years of age.
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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.