Mondli Makhanya | Man of peace? No. Killer? Yes.

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Former President FW De Klerk with his predecessor PW Botha, with whom he sat on the State Security Council that planned and ordered murders and assassinations of anti-apartheid activists. Photo: Media24 / Gallo Images
Former President FW De Klerk with his predecessor PW Botha, with whom he sat on the State Security Council that planned and ordered murders and assassinations of anti-apartheid activists. Photo: Media24 / Gallo Images

COLUMNISTS

It should have come as no surprise that FW de Klerk recorded a lame apology for posthumous release.

When people with soiled consciences are on their deathbeds, they obsess about how history will remember them. Will their evil deeds dominate the narrative around their lives and will the little good that they did only serve as a footnote?

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