The former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd grandson Wynand Boshoff will be sitting in the benches of Parliament.
Boshoff, son of Orania founder Professor Carel Boshoff and Freedom Front Plus leader in the Northern Cape, scored a seat in the National Assembly after the party increased its electoral support.
Boshoff’s mother, Anna, was the daughter of Verwoerd who served as prime minister of South Africa from 1958 to 1966 – a time during which he executed most of the apartheid government’s policies.
Boshoff said with his grandfather having died more than 50 years ago, he wouldn’t let historical baggage pull him down.
Boshoff said he was nervous about living in Cape Town, but ready for the new challenges.
Parliament will see a record number of 14 parties represented when the National Assembly convenes for the first time after the election.