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Apartheid-Era S. African President P.W. Botha Dies

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Apartheid-Era S. African President P.W. Botha Dies

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Apartheid-Era S. African President P.W. Botha Dies

Apartheid-Era S. African President P.W. Botha Dies

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South Africa's last hard-line white president has died. P.W. Botha was 90. He oversaw South Africa's worst racial violence, and international isolation, in the years 1978 to 1989. But Nelson Mandela noted Botha also played a role in the end of the country's apartheid government.

Renee Montagne talks to former South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha (no relation) about the former president's death.