Magnus Andre De Merindol Malan

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National Party member and Minister of Defence and Member of Parliament during the final years of Apartheid

First name: 
Magnus Andre De Merindol
Last name: 
Date of birth: 
30 January 1930
Location of birth: 
Pretoria, South Africa

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Magnus Malan was born in Pretoria on 30 January 1930. He was from a well-to-do family. His father was a professor of Biochemistry and later a Member of Parliament and speaker of the House of Assembly and his grandparents was the son of Avril Ire de Merindol and Elizabeth Frederika Malan.

• Gastrow, S. (1985), Who’s Who In South African Politics Vol 1, Ravan Press, Johannesburg, p 153-155.

Last updated : 11-Sep-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011