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Bizos: the end of an odyssey

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One by one, the great luminaries who were household names when we grew up are slowly passing away.


11 Sep 2020
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Bizos: the end of an odyssey

Mukoni Ratshitanga. Picture: Neil McCartney

Following closely on Rivonia triallist Andrew Mlangeni, who departed in July, the latest is no less a personage than George Bizos, who rode into the sunset on Wednesday. Armed with a razor-sharp mind and a tongue that could be as devastatingly acerbic as it could lend comfort to the oppressed,  Bizos devoted his entire adult life  to the practice of law; relentlessly punching holes and exposing the intellectual and moral  indigency of the apartheid system. For the most part, he won. In the instances that he lost battles, it was because the presiding judges were no more than apparatchiks of...

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