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FW de Klerk diagnosed with mesothelioma - Foundation

Former president will start a course of immunotherapy next week

STATEMENT BY THE FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION

Former President FW de Klerk announced at his 85th birthday today that he has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, which is a cancer that affects the tissue that lines the lungs. Mr De Klerk will start a course of immunotherapy next week. There is no immediate threat and we are confident that the treatment will be successful.

Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation, 18 March 2021