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Ver·woerd(fər-vo͞ort′), Hendrik Frensch 1901-1966.
Dutch-born South African politician who as prime minister (1958-1966) pursued a policy of apartheid and removed South Africa from the British Commonwealth (1961). He was assassinated in Cape Town.
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(Biography) Hendrik Frensch (ˈhɛndrɪk frɛns). 1901–66, South African statesman, born in the Netherlands: prime minister of South Africa (1958–66) and the principal architect of the apartheid system: assassinated
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Hendrik Frensch, 1901–66, South African political leader: prime minister 1958–66.
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