Africa

De Klerk suspends Europe trip over Mandela health

Former South African President FW De Klerk (left) is pictured with then president Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria on 22 May 2007. De Klerk will cut short a visit to Europe because of the ailing health of his co-Nobel prize winner Nelson Mandela, his foundation said.

Former South African President FW De Klerk (left) is pictured with then president Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria on 22 May 2007. De Klerk will cut short a visit to Europe because of the ailing health of his co-Nobel prize winner Nelson Mandela, his foundation said.  (AFP/File)

South Africa's last apartheid president FW de Klerk will cut short a visit to Europe on Saturday because of the ailing health of his co-Nobel prize winner Nelson Mandela, his foundation said on Saturday.

"Mr FW de Klerk and his wife Elita have decided to suspend their current working visit and holiday in Europe because of Mr Mandela's medical condition," the FW de Klerk Foundation said in a statement.

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