DAVID ANDERSON (ANDY) began his cartooning career at 'The Natal Witness' in the 1970's and drew for 'The Pretoria News', 'The Rand Daily Mail', 'The Star' and 'The Sunday Times'…>

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© Andy | Jul 20, 1989 | The Star


IN A SILENT COUP, 'verligte' (enlightened) leader FW de Klerk assumes control of the National Party as an emotional PW Botha is encouraged to retire. While this event would prove crucial to the Nats taking a big step away from Apartheid, there was little trust between the African and Afrikaner leaders, as this cartoon demonstrates. Even at this point, most cartoonists (and their newspapers) avoided depicting Mandela's face.