Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
8 Dec 2021
4:00 am

Mandela and De Klerk meet on Cloud 9

Cliff Buchler

It’s accepted Nelson Mandela has secured a place in heaven, so it’s natural to presume FW de Klerk is enjoying the same privilege.

Former deputy president FW de Klerk. Picture: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

It’s accepted Nelson Mandela has secured a place in heaven, so it’s natural to presume FW de Klerk is enjoying the same privilege. They’ve already shared the Peace Prize, so why not a happy haven for good folk? And it’s a given Madiba was at the golden entrance to welcome his old contemporary. “Hello, FW, good to see you. Before you find your space reserved by St Peter, the superintendent of all floating units, follow me to Cloud Nine. Sounds better than Robben Island 466/64, eh?” “So what have you been up to, Nelson? Without politics it must be quite...