Nelson Mandela Rivonia Trial Lawyer George Bizos Dies
9 September 2020
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JOHANNESBURG – Former apartheid struggle stalwart and human rights lawyer George Bizos has died at the age of 92.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Bizos was counsel to a wide range of well-known people including Trevor Huddleston of Sophiatown.

Bizos was famously part of the legal team that defended Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki and Walter Sisulu at the Rivonia Treason Trial from 1963-64.

Neeshan Balton of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation said Bizos was “a towering giant in so many facets of our liberation struggle.

“Now all the Rivonia trialists are joined by the last member of their legal team. Hamba Kahle Uncle George.”