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Flags will fly at half-mast to honour human rights lawyer George Bizos

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President Ramaphosa declared that Bizos is to receive a Special Official Funeral.

Flags will fly at half-mast from Saturday to honour human rights lawyer George Bizos.

He described him as one of the best legal minds in the country who contributed to the fight for democracy.

The renowned human rights lawyer passed away on Wednesday at the age of 92.

Adv Bizos was born in Kirani, Greece. He came to South Africa with his father in 1941.

He dedicated his legal career to fighting for basic human rights while representing numerous high-profile activists in political trials including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and other accused in both the 1956 Treason and 1963 Rivonia trials. Flags will fly at half-mast until his funeral on Thursday.

Bizos was famously part of the legal team that defended Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki and Walter Sisulu at the Rivonia Treason Trial from 1963-64.

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Source – eNCA

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