FW de Klerk to be cremated at private ceremony, no state funeral
The funeral of former president, FW de Klerk, who died on Thursday aged 85, will take place on Sunday 21 November in a private ceremony, his foundation said in a statement on Sunday
It will be a private ceremony for family members and will not be open to media,” it said, providing no further detail.
De Klerk died aged 85 after a battle with cancer. After his death, his foundation published a video in which he apologised for crimes against other ethnic groups during decades of white minority rule in South Africa.
He had previously refused to apologise and prompted backlash as recently as last year when he said he did not believe apartheid was a crime against humanity. On the other hand, he angered right wing Afrikaners who viewed him as a traitor to their causes of white supremacy and nationalism by ending apartheid.