Former South African president de Klerk to receive pacemaker

July 2, 2013 at 7:54 AM

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 2 (UPI) -- Former South African President F.W. de Klerk has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital to receive a pacemaker.

The Nobel Prize recipient was touring Europe with his wife Elita when he suffered bouts of dizziness, the South African daily newspaper Die Burger reported Tuesday.

De Klerk made a remarkable recovery from a severe lung infection he developed following colon surgery in 2006.

The former leader shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines