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Tributes pour in for human rights lawyer George Bizos

George Bizos

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

Tributes were immediately forthcoming from political figures, civil societies and South Africans’ whose lives he touched.

The Bizos family, the Legal Resources Centre, the George Bizos Saheti Scholarship and Bursary Fund released a public statement expressing their sorrow at the passing of Bizos.

He died, according to his family, on Wednesday afternoon, at home of natural causes.

“The LRC salutes George who made an enormous contribution to the ongoing work of the centre.”

Wits University released a statement, mourning the loss of the man, saying, “he spent his life-time fighting against apartheid and its injustices. We remember him for his intellectual and legal prowess, for his political activism and for the instrumental role that he played in securing the freedom of the people of South Africa.”

Source: eNCA

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