Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom

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Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
6th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
30 November 1954 – 24 August 1958
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Daniel Francois Malan
Succeeded by Hendrik Verwoerd
Personal details
Born 14 July 1893(1893-07-14)
Klipfontein, Cape Colony
Died 24 August 1958(1958-08-24) (aged 65)
Cape Town, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Political party National Party
Religion Dutch Reformed Church

Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom (also spelled Strydom) also known as J.G. Strydom or Hans Strydom (July 14 1893-August 24 1958)[1] nicknamed the Lion of the North,[2] was Prime Minister of South Africa from 30 November 1954 to 24 August 1958.[1] He was an Afrikaner nationalist,[1] and a supporter of apartheid.

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