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Media Statement on the Passing Away of Advocate George Bizos

Attention: Editors and Reporters
10 September 2020

It is with great shock and sadness that the South African Human Rights Commission has learnt of the passing away of Adv George Bizos. We mourn the fall of this human rights giant – the country and humanity has suffered a great loss. He stood for everything that we wish for – freedom, equality, justice, honesty, integrity, professionalism, trust, love and support for fellow South Africans irrespective of colour or creed. He was the most pleasant person to work with. His legal intellect made him stood out prominently above many in his field. It is this, among many other qualities, that he spent his later years passing to young and upcoming lawyers, especially candidate attorneys. He fought against discrimination, domination, and corruption. He fought hard against apartheid mainly through the courts and stood firm against the unjust system. Today, the people of this country are free and democracy reigns, thanks largely to the struggle and the sacrifices that he and others waged to secure our freedom and democracy.
His passing away is an immeasurable loss to humanity. The Commission sends heart-felt condolences to his family and his countless friends and colleagues at the Bar.
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Issued by the South African Human Rights Commission
Gushwell Brooks – Communications Co-ordinator Tel: 082 645 8573 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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