TIL that the architect of South African apartheid Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd survived being shot point-blank in the face in 1960 and made a full recovery but was stabbed to death on the floor of Parliament in
H.F Verwoerd was born in the Netherlands, thus making him the only person to become a South African prime minister who was not a South African by birth. He was the second child of Anje Strik and Wilhelmus Johannes Verwoerd. His father was a shopkeeper and a deeply religious man who decided to move his family to South Africa in 1903 because of his sympathy towards the Afrikaner nation after the Second Boer War.
8 September, African History, Southern
September Hendrik Verwoerd assassinated On this day in the Prime Minister of South Africa and architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd, was assassinated. Verwoerd became Prime Minister.
Die kis word gedra na dr. VERWOERD se laaste rusplek byvdie Helde-akker. Links van voor tot agter: dr. Wilhelm Verwoerd, Hendrik, Wynand, Daan - almal seuns. Regs van voor tot agter: ds. C.Boshoff, skoonseun, Chris, seun, Len, broer, N.du Bois, skoonseun.