Apartheid-era foreign affairs minister Pik Botha has died

Apartheid-era foreign affairs minister Pik Botha has died at the age of 86, it was reported on Friday.

His son Roelof Botha confirmed to eNCA his father died at his Pretoria home on Thursday night. He was admitted to a Pretoria hospital in late September.

Apartheid-era former Foreign Affairs Minister Pik Botha has died. Botha died at his home in Pretoria last night. He was 86-years old.

He served as foreign affairs minister in the last years of the apartheid government and served as minister of mineral and energy affairs under Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first democratically elected president.

Botha retired from politics in 1996 when the National Party withdrew from the government of national unity.

In 2000, he announced that he would join the ANC.

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