Neil Peter Van Heerden

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Person.png Neil Peter Van HeerdenRdf-icon.png
(diplomat)
Neil Peter Van Heerden.jpg
Born 30-07-1939
East London, South Africa
Nationality South African
Member of Le Cercle

Neil Peter Van Heerden is a South African diplomat. William Lacy Swing called him a "diplomat's diplomat".[1]

Background

Van Heerden's father was a diplomat.

Activities

Van Heerden was reported to have been "one of the behind-the-scenes architects of peace in Angola."[1] He attended Le Cercle.[citation needed]

Pan Am Flight 103

Pik Botha's spokesman Gerrit Pretorius explained that Van Heerden was one of 22 South African diplomats booked on the ill fated Pan Am Flight 103, "but we... got to London an hour early and the embassy got us on an earlier flight."[2]



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