What’s the legacy of South Africa’s last Apartheid-era president? | Inside Story

South Africa’s last white president, F.W. de Klerk, has died of cancer at the age of 85.

He was jointly awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace prize with Nelson Mandela for dismantling Apartheid.

Some praised him for ending white minority rule, while others called him a traitor.

Despite becoming a democracy, South Africa remains one of the most divided and unequal countries in the world.

So what legacy does de Klerk leave behind?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Thembisa Fakude – Senior Research Fellow, Africa Asia Dialogues.

Kim Heller – Author, ‘No White Lies: Black Politics and White power’.

Mosiuoa Lekota – South African Parliament member.

@Al Jazeera English