I saw our former president!!

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    Aug 02, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
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    FW de Klerk. But was too shy to go up to him and say hello.
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    Aug 02, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    mouillepoint said220px-F._W._de_Klerk_2012.jpg

    FW de Klerk. But was too shy to go up to him and say hello.


    Was he a good leader?
  • Jonno11

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    Aug 02, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    wasn't he the guy who made South Africa the first post-nuclear state?
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    Aug 05, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    Jonno11 saidwasn't he the guy who made South Africa the first post-nuclear state?


    Yeah, he did dismantle SA's big nuclear arsenal in the early 1990's.
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    Aug 05, 2012 11:01 AM GMT
    O5vx said
    mouillepoint said220px-F._W._de_Klerk_2012.jpg

    FW de Klerk. But was too shy to go up to him and say hello.


    Was he a good leader?


    In many ways yes and in many ways no. He had a momentousness task of reshaping a divided country, a country at war with itself and to bring S. Africa back into the international community after decades of isolation, sanctions, restrictions, embargoes and boycotts. He was less dictatorial than his predecessor; PW Botha, but he used the SADF to crush the violence in the townships. Often the violence was orchestrated by a "3rd Force" within the SADF and General Staff to destabilize SA.

    He was our Mikhail Gorbachev.


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    Aug 05, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    Too shy to say hello???
    Here in Amurca..when we see a former president..it is custom to say.."Hello ".."May i T-Bag You??"..And then you get him some Tea!!..Try it then post here..let us know!
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    Sep 02, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]mouillepoint said[/cite]
    Anocxu saidToo shy to say hello???
    Here in Amurca..when we see a former president..it is custom to say.."Hello ".."May i T-Bag You??"..And then you get him some Tea!!..Try it then post here..let us know!


    Ill pass.
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    Sep 02, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    mouillepoint said220px-F._W._de_Klerk_2012.jpg

    He was our Mikhail Gorbachev.


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    Actually, they are not dissimilar in looks either. De Klerk definitely engineered the end of apartheid. What was he doing when you saw him?