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P. W. Botha
P. W. Botha
Birth: January 12, 1916
Death: October 31, 2006
P. W. Botha
Birth: January 12, 1916
Death: October 31, 2006

Pieter Willem Botha , commonly known as "P. W." and Die Groot Krokodil , was the prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive state president from 1984 to 1989. Botha was a long-time leader of South Africa's National Party and a staunch advocate of the apartheid system. While in power he made some small concessions towards human rights, but he upheld apartheid. He refused to testify at the new government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was fined and given a suspended jail sentence for his refusal to testify in relation to human rights violations.

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