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Botha | Pieter Willem | 1916-2006 | Former President of South Africa
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Born on January 12, 1916, in Paul Roux, South Africa, P.W. Botha rose to prominence in the right-wing National Party, which instituted the strict racial segregation system of apartheid. Botha became the country's prime minister in 1978 and authorized deadly force against anti-apartheid agitators, including members of the ANC. He stepped down from power in 1989. He died on October 31, 2006.
Republic of South Africa, Africa
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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
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Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016
Biography.com. 2016. P.W. Botha Biography. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.biography.com/people/pw-botha-9220773. [Accessed 25 October 2016].