He might look like a grandpa, and he might be but I knew him as P.W. Botha, the iron-fisted former white South African president.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - P.W. Botha, South Africa’s last hard-line white president, died Tuesday (Oct 31, 06), the South African Press Association reported. He was 90.
SAPA quoted security staff at his home on the southern Cape coast as saying that he died at 8 p.m. “Botha died at home, peacefully,” Capt. Frikkie Lucas said.
P.W. Botha led the country through its worst racial violence and deepest international isolation. Read this at MSN