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B. J. Vorster
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President Balthazar Johannes Vorster
4th State President of South Africa
In office
10 October 1978 – 4 June 1979
Preceded byMarais Viljoen (acting)
Succeeded byMarais Viljoen
8th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
13 September 1966 – 2 October 1978
Preceded byHendrik Verwoerd
Succeeded byP. W. Botha
Personal details
Born13 December 1915(1915-12-13)
Uitenhage, Cape Province
Died10 September 1983(1983-09-10) (aged 67)
Cape Town
Political partyNational Party
Alma materUniversity of Stellenbosch

Balthazar Johannes Vorster was a South African politician. He served as the Prime Minister of South Africa and State President of South Africa. He is commonly known as John Vorster.

Vorster believed in apartheid.[1] He was part of a group who sentenced Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment.