Verwoerd[fər-vo͞ortˈ], Hendrik Frensch 1901-1966.
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, Hendrik Frensch 1901-1966.
South African politician who as prime minister (1958-1966) pursued a policy of apartheid and removed South Africa from the British Commonwealth (1961). He was assassinated in Cape Town.