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Pieter Willem Botha

Geburtstag: 12. Januar 1916
Todesdatum: 31. Oktober 2006

Pieter Willem Botha , in Südafrika allgemein bekannt als PW oder – wegen seiner hartnäckigen Verfolgung politischer Gegner – als Die Groot Krokodil , war von 1978 bis 1984 Premierminister Südafrikas und Staatspräsident der Republik Südafrika von 1984 bis 1989.

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„South Africa is not a jellyfish and is in many respects a swordfish.“

—  P. W. Botha

Speaking to the House of Assembly on 28 April 1986, as cited by Andrew Donaldson, Sunday Times, 5 November 2006

„It's a psychological onslaught, an economic one, a diplomatic one, a military onslaught – a total onslaught.“

—  P. W. Botha

Speaking to the House of Assembly on 17 April 1978, as cited by Andrew Donaldson, Sunday Times, November 5, 2006

„The fact is that the Westminster system has not worked anywhere in Africa – not even in England because the Scots and Welsh are moving away from it.“

—  P. W. Botha

As Minister of Defence, Port Elizabeth NP Congress, 20 September 1976, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 49

„The separation of races happened long before the Nationalist Government. God separated the races.“

—  P. W. Botha

As prime minister to an Austrian journalist during a European tour, 3 September 1984, as cited in The Star, and Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, PW Botha in his own words, p. 24

„I never have the nagging doubt of wondering whether perhaps I am wrong.“

—  P. W. Botha

As quoted in Dictionary of South African Quotations, Jennifer Crwys-Williams, Penguin Books 1994, p. 285

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„No Prime Minister before me has been attacked more viciously than I am today.“

—  P. W. Botha

At an election meeting in Pietermaritzburg on 30 April 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 19

„Many refugees – white, brown and black – flee to South Africa. Why? Here they know they have safety.“

—  P. W. Botha

As Minister of Defence, House of Assembly, 1 September 1975, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 17

„Mandela has overstepped the mark. He has broken the law. The judiciary of this country has put him where he belongs according to the rules of democracy.“

—  P. W. Botha

As Prime Minister at a National Party meeting in Stellenbosch, 10 April 1980, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 85

„We are a strong country in a rather sick world. … Our problems are not so much racial as radicals wish to make them.“

—  P. W. Botha

As Prime Minister in a Business Week interview, USA, 4 April 1982, as cited in the Sunday Express, and Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, PW Botha in his own words, p. 15, 41

„We do not know what tomorrow will bring. We are not prophets. This is a step in the dark. We can only proceed into the future with faith.“

—  P. W. Botha

As prime minister, introducing the 4th Amendment to the Constitution Bill, 23 May 1980, which envisaged a tricameral corporate federation. Cited in The Star, and Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, PW Botha in his own words, p. 27

„… I am not prepared to build the type of wall you built in Berlin. In South Africa we only build walls for houses.“

—  P. W. Botha

To a Voice of America journalist in Berlin during a European tour, 3 September 1984, as cited in Venture into the Exterior: Through Europe With P.W. Botha, John Scott, 1984

„Where in the whole wide world today can you find a more just society than South Africa has?“

—  P. W. Botha

As Minister of Defence, East London NP Congress, 6 May 1976, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 16

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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