In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Nelson Mandela’s Lawyer And Anti-Apartheid Icon Dies At 92

Nelson Mandela's Lawyer And Anti-Apartheid Icon Dies At 92

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George Bizos

George Bizos, an anti-apartheid icon and famend human rights lawyer who helped defend Nelson Mandela on treason expenses for which he escaped the loss of life penalty, has died aged 92.

After representing among the nation’s greatest identified political activists in the course of the apartheid years, Mr Bizos turned one of many architects of South Africa’s new structure.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced his loss of life, saying Mr Bizos had “contributed immensely to our democracy”.

His household mentioned he “died peacefully at house of pure causes”.

Main tributes on Wednesday, President Ramaphosa described Mr Bizos as an “incisive authorized thoughts”, and mentioned his loss of life was “very unhappy for us as a rustic”.


The Nelson Mandela Basis mentioned “one other large of South African historical past and of world struggles for justice has fallen.”

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