Tribute by FW de Klerk to the late Mr Amie Venter

by FW de Klerk
Posted 4 July 2012
TRIBUTE BY FW DE KLERK TO THE LATE MR AMIE VENTER

Amie Venter was much more to me than a former colleague. We were student friends at Potchefstroom and did our articles at the same firm of attorneys in Klerksdorp. He was a true friend and later, throughout my political career, a loyal partner and supporter. I grieve, together with his wife, Betsie, and his children and together with them am proud of the outstanding example that he set for others throughout his life.

In all the executive posts that he held at national and provincial level he distinguished himself as a good administrator with the greatest integrity. Friend and foe respected him for his ability, honesty, fairness and humility. He was a people’s person and an honourable politician on whose good faith one could always rely. He was above all a peacemaker - a good man through and through. In his life he made a difference for the good.