B. J. Vorster

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B. J. Vorster
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President Balthazar Johannes Vorster
4th State President of South Africa
In office
10 October 1978 – 4 June 1979
Preceded byMarais Viljoen (acting)
Succeeded byMarais Viljoen
8th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
13 September 1966 – 2 October 1978
Preceded byHendrik Verwoerd
Succeeded byP. W. Botha
Personal details
Born(1915-12-13)13 December 1915
Uitenhage, Cape Province
Died10 September 1983(1983-09-10) (aged 67)
Cape Town
Political partyNational Party
Alma materUniversity of Stellenbosch
ReligionDutch Reformed

Balthazar Johannes Vorster was a South African politician. He served as the Prime Minister of South Africa and State President of South Africa. He is commonly known as John Vorster.

Vorster believed in apartheid.[1] He was part of a group who sentenced Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment.

References[change | change source]

  1. Treaster, Joseph (September 11, 1983). "JOHN VORSTER, FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER, DIEST AT 67". New York Times. Retrieved 2 October 2016.