Mourners bid farewell to George Bizos

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Friends and family gathered at the Hellenic Cultural Centre in Johannesburg to bid the last farewell to the human rights activists, anti-apartheid lawyer and former Rivonia trialists lawyer George Bizos.

Bizos passed away last week at the age of 92 in the presence of his family.

He was given a Special Official Funeral Category 1 by President Matamela Ramaphosa.

Bizos was described as a selfless man who was passionate about human rights.

“His love for freedom put him in a collision course with the apartheid government. He did not understand how he as a white immigrant could be clothed and educated as opposed to a black person who was born in the country. This he could not accept” said President Ramaphosa.

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