Tuesday, October 31, 2006

South African mourning

Today, Pieter W. Botha, 90, passed away. Former president of South Africa (from 1984 to 1989), he used seggregation policies during his rules. However, the apartheid regulations were somehow loosened during his rule.
Botha was a controversial president. He led South Africa to isolate from the rest of the countries, and he represent one of the last icons of the apartheid in such country.
A hero? A tyrant?. I am not the right person to consider any of those; first because I am not South African; and secondly, because I don't remember the world as it was during his rule. So, now it takes effect: "History shall judge him".
May he rest in peace.


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