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