Motion without notice by the ANC Chief Whip on the death of PW Botha

1 November 2006

I move without notice:

With shock and profound sadness the passing away of the South African former State President P W Botha on the 31st of October 2006;

That President Botha occupied our country`s top office during some of the most difficult years of our country`s history when we as a people, had to begin to redefine our political engagement from confrontation to negotiation, peace and democracy;


That as from 1978 to 1984, Mr Botha served as Prime Minister of South Africa, and served this country as President from 1984 to 1989.

Its condolences to the Botha family and his loved ones.