Former South African first lady de Klerk murdered
December 5, 2001 3:56 AM   Subscribe

Former South African first lady de Klerk murdered
Believed to be the latest victim of the country's crime wave, she was found in her apartment.
posted by tomcosgrave (3 comments total)
This BBC story has more information. Aside from the crime (yes, that's a BIG aside), I'm bemused by the classic triangle: male politician divorces wife of many years to marry a younger woman.
posted by Carol Anne at 4:52 AM on December 5, 2001

....ex-wife gets whacked, yup, classic. oh, what about Winnie Mandela, theres an ex for ya.
posted by clavdivs at 7:00 AM on December 5, 2001

south africa beats america at...
An estimated 21,000 people were reported murdered last year in SA, in the US a *mere* 17,000 (est.) murders.
SA has a population of 41m, the us 280m.
With AIDS infection rates at 10% in SA, I cannot imagine what it must be like to live (with much luck) through this.
posted by asok at 8:31 AM on December 6, 2001

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