George Bizos

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George Bizos
George Bizos 1 (cropped).jpg
Bizos in 2014
Born(1927-11-14)14 November 1927[1]
Vasilitsi, Messenia, Greece
Died9 September 2020(2020-09-09) (aged 92)
Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalityGreek/South African
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand
OccupationHuman rights lawyer
Spouse(s)
Arethe Daflos
(m. 1948; died 2017)
Children3

George Bizos (14 November 1927 – 9 September 2020) was a Greek-born South African human rights lawyer. He campaigned against apartheid in South Africa, most notably during the Rivonia Trial. He was Nelson Mandela's lawyer.[2]

Bizos died in Johannesburg on 9 September 2020, aged 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. New York Times obituary
  2. Alcock, Sello S. (16 Nov 2008). "Birthday tea with Bizos". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. Human rights advocate George Bizos has died