Item 784 - Statement by President Nelson Mandela on the death of Deputy Minister Gert Myburgh

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Statement by President Nelson Mandela on the death of Deputy Minister Gert Myburgh


  • 1996-03-11 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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Death of Gert Myburgh

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President Nelson Mandela and Deputy President, FW de Klerk, leader of the National Party, wish to announce with deep regret that Mr Gert Myburgh, Deputy Minister of Justice in the Government of National Unity, suddenly passed away this afternoon, 11 March 1996.

Immediate reports indicated that he died of a heart attack. Further details will be announced after consultations with medical personnel.

The President, his two Deputy Presidents and the government as a whole wish to extend their condolences to Mr Myburgh's widow, his family and next of kin. His sudden and tragic departure has robbed the Government and the people of South Africa, of a valued public servant.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 18/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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