Lou·is [loo-ee], /luˈi/, 1862–1919, South African general and statesman.
Pie·ter Willem [pee-ter], /ˈpi tər/, 1916–2006, South African political leader: prime minister 1978–84; state president 1984–89.
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How to use Botha in a sentence
In 1985, then South African president P.W. Botha offered to let Mandela out of prison if he renounced violence.Nelson Mandela Demanded Justice Before Forgiving White South Africans | Peter Beinart | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In early 1985, Prime Minister P.W. Botha publicly offered to free Mandela if only he would renounce violence.
By Malan, and the National Party, and Verwoerd, and Botha, and all the people who locked him up for nearly 30 years.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Detective Botha, “You were there, what was the angle?”Oscar Pistorius Murder Case: What We’ve Learned So Far | Melissa Leon | February 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Malila said Botha and two other police officers fired shots while trying to stop a minivan.Oscar Pistorius Murder Case: What We’ve Learned So Far | Melissa Leon | February 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
General Botha was big, large and great in body and brain—elephantine!An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 | William Orpen
This was Botha's headquarters, as well as of his staff and mine.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War | Ben Viljoen.
Twice they proposed an armistice, offering terms, but the only terms that Botha would agree to implied unconditional surrender.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
General Botha had been the soul of everything in this great battle.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
General Botha therefore advanced in that direction on Monday evening.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
British Dictionary definitions for Botha
Louis . 1862–1919, South African statesman and general; first prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1910–19)
P (ieter) W (illem). 1916–2006, South African politician; defence minister (1965–78); prime minister (1978–84); state president (1984–89)
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