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Bo·tha(bō′tə, -tä′), Louis 1862-1919.
South African general in the Boer War (1899-1902) and first prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1910-1919).
Botha, Pieter Willem 1916-2006.
South African prime minister (1978-1989) who defended and upheld apartheid despite international protest.
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1. (Biography) Louis. 1862–1919, South African statesman and general; first prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1910–19)
2. (Biography) P(ieter) W(illem). 1916–2006, South African politician; defence minister (1965–78); prime minister (1978–84); state president (1984–89)
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Louis, 1862–1919, South African statesman.
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