Pik Botha: 27th April 1932 – 12th October 2018

Last Friday saw the passing of one of apartheid’s most famous ministers, Pik Botha. Roelof Frederik Botha, nicknamed ‘Pik’ (the diminutive of pikkewyn – a reference to the his perceived likeness in stance to that of a penguin), had an illustrious political career, but is most famous as South Africa’s longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs, a post …