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92 year old George Bizos has died

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Former apartheid struggle stalwart and human rights lawyer George Bizos looks on at the inaugural George Bizos Human Rights Award in Johannesburg on March 14, 2018. (Photo by GULSHAN KHAN / AFP)

Renowned human rights lawyer and former apartheid struggle stalwart – George Bizos has died at the age of 92.


Bizos happened to be counsel during the 1950s and 1960s to a large range of well-known people, which included Trevor Huddleston of Sophiatown.

Moreover, Bizos was formerly among the legal team that defended Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, and Walter Sisulu at the Rivonia Treason Trial from the year 1963 to 1964.

Neeshan Balton of the Ahmed Foundation said Bizos was “a towering giant in so many facets of out liberation struggle.”

Now all the Rivonia trialists are joined by the last member of their legal team. Hamba Kahle Uncle George.”

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