No surrender

Johannesburg (Agencies) - Andries Treurnicht, the leader of the right-wing Conservative Party, urged his white followers yesterday to fight for their right to remain 'a separate people' and to revolt against 'the spirit of appeasement and surrender' after President F W de Klerk apologised for apartheid.

Mr de Klerk, apologising for the first time for his National Party's policy, said: 'For too long we clung to a dream of separated nation states, when it was already clear that it could not succeed sufficiently.' The African National Congress welcomed Mr de Klerk's statement but noted 'he does not acknowledge that apartheid is fundamentally wrong and evil'.