- May 18, 2009
https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/former-foreign-affairs-minister-pik-botha-dies-20181012Apartheid-era foreign affairs minister Pik Botha has died in his Pretoria home at the age of 86, his family confirmed on Friday morning.
His son, Piet Botha, who is in the band the Jack Hammer, confirmed to News24 that his father died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of the morning.
"His wife Ina was with him until the end," he said.
"He was very sick during the last three weeks and his body just couldn't take it anymore."