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Pieter Willem Botha (1916–2006)

Described in his obituary in The Guardian as "one of the most evil men of the 20th century", P.W. Botha was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1978 until 1984 and State President from 1984 until 1989. Under his rule, South Africa was a pariah in the world, Botha continuing to defend the white rule system of apartheid in spite of international ... See full bio »

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Weekend World Himself
Brug 14 Himself - Minister of Defence


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 1985 Week in Week Out (TV Series documentary)
- Liberation Women (1985) ... (as PW Botha)
 1985 Weekend World (TV Series)
- South Africa - Change or Conflict? (1985) ... Himself (as P.W. Botha)
 1976 Brug 14 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Minister of Defence (as P.W. Botha)
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 2013 Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me (Documentary)
 2013 Sunrise (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 December 2013 (2013) ... Himself (as P.W. Botha)
 2013 Plot for Peace (Documentary)
Himself (as P.W. Botha)
 2010 Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last (Documentary)
Himself, president of South Africa 1984-1989
 2010 Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance (Documentary)
Himself, president of South Africa 1984-1989
 2010 Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (Documentary)
Himself, president of South Africa 1984-1989
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary)
Himself (segment "Man in the Mirror")
 1996 Mandela (Documentary)
Himself (as P.W. Botha)
 1991 Memories of 1970-1991 (TV Series documentary)
- 1984 ... Himself
- 1978 ... Himself
 1981 Weekend World (TV Series)
- South Africa - At the Crossroads (1981) ... Himself (as P.W. Botha)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

P.W. Botha | PW Botha

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Personal Quote:

If I were to release Mr. Nelson Mandela on humanitarian grounds, could Capt. Wynand du Toit, Andrei Sakharov and Anatoly Shcharansky, not also be released on humanitarian grounds? A positive response to this question could certainly form the basis of negotiations between interested governments. See more »

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