Notes on the Geography of South Africa: Pretoria/Tshwane: Photo 17
When apartheid prevailed, the cemetery was well maintained and proudly open to visitors. Here: Hendrik Verwoerd, the South African who became prime minister in 1961, when the country became a republic and broke away from the British Commonwealth. Six years later, reviled internationally, he was assassinated. He carried his zealous pursuit of racial purity to such an extreme that in his own home he made a point of employing only white servants.
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