The FW de Klerk Foundation has learned with sadness of the death of Nadine Gordimer.
She was a giant of South African literature and was a prominent critic of apartheid before 1994. She continued to be critical of unconstitutional behaviour from any quarter in South Africa and was particularly opposed to any steps that might limit the freedom of the press.
Her voice will be missed by all South Africans; however, her literature will remain with us forever. The FW de Klerk Foundation and FW de Klerk would like to convey their sincere condolences to Ms Gordimer's family and friends.
Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation