De Klerk

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Richard Downes reports from Johannesburg that former South African President F.W. De Klerk stepped down as head of the National Party today and resigned from politics. South Africans will remember De Klerk as the man who freed Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990 and began the process which dismantled apartheid and brought about democratic rule. He shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela, and briefly served as deputy president after Mandela's election in 1994.

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