Henk de Lange
Henk de Lange
Henk de Lange
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South Africa - Postal History 1966 (Sep 10) Tickets in the name of Mr/Mrs R McFarlane to Dr H.F. Verwoerd State Funeral in the Amphitheatre, Union Building, Pretoria. Mr RJ MacFarlane was the Secretary of the House of Assembly.
 
On 6 September 1966, shortly after entering the House of Assembly in Cape Town, Verwoerd was assassinated at 14.15. A uniformed parliamentary messenger named Dimitri Tsafendas stabbed Verwoerd in the neck and chest four times before being subdued by other members of the Assembly. Verwoerd was rushed to Groote Schuur Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
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