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 (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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(fəˈvʊt; fɛəˈvʊət)
(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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Neither does the father of Apartheid, Hendrick Verwoerd, who was aged 65, when he was stabbed to death in Parliament back in 1966.
My own principal literary endeavour last year was as the junior partner to my friend Harris Dousemetzis in writing The Man Who Killed Apartheid, a book which exposed the greatest lie and cover-up in South African history.When Dimitri Tsafendas, a Mozambican of mixed race, stabbed Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd to death in Parliament in Cape Town in 1966, the apartheid regime went to extreme lengths to portray him as insane.
1966: Hendrik Verwoerd, South African prime minister since 1958, was assassinated in parliament in Cape Town by Dimitri Tsafendas.
Dit begin met Parys (1936), met sy aankoms in Europa, Madrid en Barcelona tydens die Spaanse Burgeroorlog (1936-8) en Moskou, tydens die sameswering om Verwoerd te vermoor: 1958-9.
Our front page carried the story of South African PM Hendrik Verwoerd and the "architect of apartheid" who was stabbed to death by a deranged messenger at a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town.
The compulsory fingerprinting of the male African population and centralized record keeping were finally undertaken in the 1950s, on Verwoerd's orders (see Chapter 5).
1966: Hendrik Verwoerd, South African prime |minister since 1958, was assassinated in parliament in Cape Town by Dimitri Tsafendas.
In 1962 he moved to Pretoria where, after teaching at Hendrik Verwoerd Hoerskool for a few years, he joined the staff at the University of Pretoria lecturing in Applied Mathematics.
Pioneered by a man who many call the father of apartheid, the former Prime Minister (later President) Hendrik Verwoerd, the Bantu Education Act was a segregation law which legalised several aspects of the apartheid system.
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That same year - 1995 - he visited the Afrikaner enclave of Orania to have tea with Betsie Verwoerd, widow of the architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd.