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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.
(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
Hendrik Frensch, 1901–66, South African political leader: prime minister 1958–66.