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

1 November 2006

I move without notice:

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

Recognises;
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;

Recalls;

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.

Conveys;
Its condolences to the Botha family and his loved ones.