FW de Klerk hospitalised

2013-07-02 08:18

Former president FW de Klerk is expected to be hospitalised today to receive a pacemaker.

De Klerk last night confirmed he would be admitted to the Panorama Medi-Clinic in Parow, Cape Town.

The former president and his wife, Elita, this weekend returned from Europe.

It was reported he had cut his trip to Europe short because of former president Nelson Mandela’s health.

De Klerk was the joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, with Mandela, in 1993.

He suffered two health setbacks seven years ago.

Two cancerous nodules were removed from his colon in June 2006. Shortly after the operation he developed a serious lung infection.

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