Pieter Willem Botha

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Pieter Willem Botha (b.January 12, 1916-d.October 31, 2006) was the prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and president from 1984 to 1989. He had loosen the apartheid-policy by legalizing marriages between whites and blacks and gave coloured people more political rights.[1] In his tenure he fought the African National Congress. Botha was an ally of Ronald Reagan.[2]


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/01/world/africa/01botha.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  2. http://cnsnews.com/commentary/patrick-j-buchanan/reagan-was-right-south-africa