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Pieter Willem Botha

Datum narození: 12. leden 1916
Datum úmrtí: 31. říjen 2006

Pieter Willem Botha byl jihoafrický politik.

Byl premiérem Jihoafrické republiky v letech 1978–1984, tedy v době, kdy funkce premiéra byla nejvyšší exekutivní funkcí v zemi, a státním prezidentem v letech 1984–1989, kdy naopak byla po změně ústavy nejvyšší exekutivní funkcí právě funkce prezidenta. Byl tedy prvním jihoafrickým prezidentem předsedajícím vládě. V letech 1958–1961 byl ministrem vnitra, v letech 1966–1980 ministrem obrany, z kteréžto funkce inicioval řadu intervencí JAR ve vojenských konfliktech v Africe . Byl rovněž ministrem veřejných prací, obchodního rozvoje a ministrem pro komunity a černošské záležitosti. Byl jedním z důsledných prosazovatelů politiky apartheidu, kterou neuvolnil ani pod mohutným mezinárodním tlakem. Byl představitelem jihoafrické Národní strany, jejímž lídrem byl v letech 1978–1989. Měl přezdívku Die Groot Krokodil . Wikipedia

Citáty Pieter Willem Botha

„We do not know what tomorrow will bring. We are not prophets. This is a step in the dark. We can only proceed into the future with faith.“

—  P. W. Botha

As prime minister, introducing the 4th Amendment to the Constitution Bill, 23 May 1980, which envisaged a tricameral corporate federation. Cited in The Star, and Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, PW Botha in his own words, p. 27

„I never have the nagging doubt of wondering whether perhaps I am wrong.“

—  P. W. Botha

As quoted in Dictionary of South African Quotations, Jennifer Crwys-Williams, Penguin Books 1994, p. 285

„South Africa is not a jellyfish and is in many respects a swordfish.“

—  P. W. Botha

Speaking to the House of Assembly on 28 April 1986, as cited by Andrew Donaldson, Sunday Times, 5 November 2006

„We dare not see ourselves as a chosen people. We are called people - called to a particular task, just as every nation is a called people.“

—  P. W. Botha

As prime minister, on a Day of the Covenant rally in Hartenbosch, 16 December 1983, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 29

„I am tired of constantly hearing how guilty the Afrikaner and the National Party are and the time has come that this myth be crushed.“

—  P. W. Botha

As state president, at the annual conference of the Afrikaner Studentebond, Stellenbosch, 15 April 1985, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 32

„Our history is responsible for the differences in the South African way of life.“

—  P. W. Botha

As cited in Dictionary of South African Quotations, Jennifer Crwys-Williams, Penguin Books 1994, p. 183

„We are a strong country in a rather sick world. … Our problems are not so much racial as radicals wish to make them.“

—  P. W. Botha

As Prime Minister in a Business Week interview, USA, 4 April 1982, as cited in the Sunday Express, and Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, PW Botha in his own words, p. 15, 41

„Mandela has overstepped the mark. He has broken the law. The judiciary of this country has put him where he belongs according to the rules of democracy.“

—  P. W. Botha

As Prime Minister at a National Party meeting in Stellenbosch, 10 April 1980, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 85

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„We do not force people to move to new homes, we coerce them. [Some believe he meant to say "convince"]“

—  P. W. Botha

Press conference in Switzerland on 2 June 1984, as cited by Andrew Donaldson, Sunday Times, 5 November 2006

„Unfortunately [South Africa] has been badly repaid for her loyalty because the West has expelled her from the family circle while befriending the most dictatorial regimes on Earth.“

—  P. W. Botha

As state president in an interview with Figaro, Paris, 8 December 1986, as cited in The Star, and Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, PW Botha in his own words, p. 41

„You could not claim for yourself that which you were not prepared to grant others.“

—  P. W. Botha

As quoted in A Treasury of Quotations, Lennox-Short and Lee, Donker, 1991, p. 203

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