First Lady of South Africa during her husband's presidency from 1989 to 1994. She also led the National Party's women's wing and published two books.
She met Frederik Willem de Klerk in college, where she was studying commerce.
She was murdered by her own security guard in her Cape Town apartment.
She and F.W. de Klerk divorced in 1998 after thirty-nine years of marriage.
Abba Eban, like her, was another prominent South African politician.