De Klerk welcomes name change

Johannesburg - Former president FW de Klerk on Thursday said he was honoured that the City of Cape Town's naming committee had recommended changing Table Bay Boulevard to his name.

"I would, however, like to stress that this is not an honour that I sought - since in my heart I am not at all sure that, with one or two exceptions, geographic locations should be renamed in honour of living people," De Klerk said in a statement sent through his foundation.

"I would nevertheless be prepared to accept the honour - not on my own behalf but on behalf of all those who supported my efforts while I was president to negotiate a new non-racial constitutional democracy for all our people," he said.

Louis Scholtz 2014-08-14 07:27:08 PM
Wait for it...
Nkanyiso Mdlalose 2014-08-14 07:32:18 PM
Viva comrade De Klerk Viva!! LOL!!
Mosimane Best Vilakazi 2014-08-14 07:43:07 PM
Viva comrade (how about that)
John Greystoke 2014-08-14 07:46:23 PM
Perhaps Adderley Street should be named P.W.Botha Street.
Makhokolotso Mk Mitchell 2014-08-14 07:56:07 PM
Maybe you are about to die lol, I like this guy, he can pretend and he sold white people out n they will 4ever remind him***
Tsotsibaby Kellogg's Corn Flakes 2014-08-14 08:00:24 PM
Proof that NP exists in the DA. De Klerk is supposed to be in jail. This thug and the Apartheid regime massacred billions of South Africans. #Power to the people
Alta Steyn 2014-08-14 08:03:33 PM
Thank you, Hanno. You are a delightful breeze here. And no, Bingo, no mumbo jumbo. Look at the war going on in Iraq, Israel etc. And it is only the beginning. The prophecies are coming true one by one.
Louis Venter 2014-08-14 08:04:16 PM
Traitor he deserves nothing
Chris Du Preez 2014-08-14 08:05:15 PM
Seriously after 20 years? You like the Australian guy still reading South Africa news to comment on DE klerk and a decision taken by the majority stable minded white South Africans during the 1992 referendum.
King Swayi 2014-08-14 08:09:40 PM
Sick & tired of name changes, whether it's De Klerk or Mandela drive makes no difference. What's the use because the names only stick on MAPS not our HEADS.