Monday, 6 August 2007

De Klerk in the dock

The Guardian reports that former South African president FW De Klerk is finally being implicated in the death squads that his apartheid government ran even as it was talking peace.

De Klerk is upset that this doesn't fit with the myth he has created of himself as a great statesman:
The former president said the accusations were intended to strip him, and the 70% of whites who supported his reforms in a 1992 referendum, of an "honourable place at the table as co-creators of the new South Africa".

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