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No state funeral for former South African president FW de Klerk

Cape Town, South Africa | Xinhua | FW de Klerk Foundation, established by South Africa’s last apartheid president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, on Sunday announced that the late president’s cremation and funeral will take place on Nov. 21 in a private manner for family members. The ceremony will not be …

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Ramaphosa supports campaign to remove statues glorifying apartheid

Cape Town, South Africa | XINHUA | President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday threw his weight behind an ongoing campaign to remove statues glorifying the apartheid past. “Monuments glorifying our divisive past should be repositioned and relocated,” Ramaphosa said in his virtual address marking the country’s Heritage Day which encourages South Africans …

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South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

Johannesburg, South Africa | XINHUA | South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. President Cyril Ramaphosa described the death as “the end of a generational history.” Mlangeni was admitted to hospital on Tuesday following an abdominal complaint. “The passing of Andrew Mekete Mlangeni …

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Long road home for Cape Town’s apartheid dispossessed

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | “It was just here. My house was number 41 Clifton Street,” said Cassiem Morris, his voice catching as he points to where his Cape Town home was razed to enforce apartheid. Morris, a South African of Malay origin, took his first baby steps 56 …

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Pro-apartheid S.Africa ‘homeland’ leader dies

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A former leader of a black tribal homeland that was one of the so-called Bantustans that helped to underpin South Africa’s apartheid system has died, local media reported on Friday. Lucas Mangope, 94, was president of Bophuthatswana until democracy in 1994 after which the …

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