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South Africans Pay Tribute to Veteran Anti-Apartheid Lawyer George Bizos

George Bizos famously represented the late Nelson Mandela and several other struggle veterans during the Apartheid era. He passed away at the age of 92 this past Wednesday.

This past Wednesday, anti-Apartheid lawyer George Bizos passed away at the age of 92. Bizos famously defended struggle veteran and former President Nelson Mandela during his treason trial, the infamous Rivonia Trial and that of other struggle veterans. Bizos is credited with amending Mandela's fierce speech at the Rivonia Trial, in the hopes that the state would be lenient towards him. The Rivonia Trial, which occurred between 1963 and 1964, saw Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu and seven others accused of trying to "overthrow" the state. Towards the end of July of this year, the last of the Rivonia trialists Andrew Mlangeni, passed away at the age of 95.
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