President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to renowned human rights lawyer George Bizos, who has passed away. He died on Wednesday afternoon at his home, at the age of 92.
Bizos played a pivotal role in South Africa’s democracy, and is one of the founding fathers of the country’s Constitution. He represented Nelson Mandela in both the Treason and Rivonia trials.
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is saddened by the news that veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos has passed away 💔
— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) September 9, 2020
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Adv. George Bizos. His fight for democracy and human rights will not be forgotten, and his legacy will live on through his many good works which continue to today. 🙏🏼 #RIPGeorgeBizos pic.twitter.com/UfzlrT3TpA
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 9, 2020
He fought a good fight in pursuit of a Just South Africa that belongs to all who live in it. Sad to see this resolute social justice and integrity crusader go to join Madiba and his other compatriots. Heartfelt Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues #RIPGeorgeBizos pic.twitter.com/XrmfZi85Cc
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) September 9, 2020
— Edward Chr Kieswetter (@EdKieswetter) September 9, 2020
— Legal Resources Centre (@LRC_SouthAfrica) September 9, 2020