South African anti-apartheid author Andre Brink dies

February 7, 2015 4:12 PM

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid writer Andre Brink, 79, died on Friday after suffering a blood clot while on a plane to Cape Town from a Belgian University where he was collecting an honorary doctorate, local media said.

Brink, who wrote in English and Afrikaans, was a leading member of the Sestigers, a group of influential Afrikaans writers in the 1960s who opposed the apartheid government.

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