John Vorster


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Balthazar Johannes Vorster (13 December 1915 – 10 September 1983), better known as John Vorster, served as the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1966 to 1978 and as the fourth State President of South Africa from 1978 to 1979. While known for his staunch adherence to apartheid, overseeing as Minister of Justice the Rivonia Trial in which Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment, and as ... more »

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  • ''As far as criticism is concerned, we don't resent that unless it is absolutely biased, as it is in most cases.''
    John Vorster (1915-1983), South African politician, prime minister. Quoted in Observer (London, Nov. 9, 1969).
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