John Kani pays tribute to late George Bizos
John Kani has taken to his Twitter handle to pay tribute to the late activist and human rights lawyer, George Bizos.
This is coming after the news of lawyer George Bizos’ death.
George was born on 14 November, 1928 and died at age 92.
He has famously defended Nelson Mandela.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his death, saying Mr Bizos had “contributed immensely to our democracy”.
However, many has taken to their TL to share how sad they are after hearing the news of his death.
John took to Twitter to remember George, hailing him as one of the sharpest legal minds in SA history.
“Undoubtedly one of the most distinguished legal minds this country has ever produced, advocate George Bizos has passed away.”
The veteran actor said George was a friend and offered his condolences to the Bizos family.
“He was my friend. Masimbulele uThixo ngobomi bakhe. My deepest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.”
Undoubtedly one of the most distinguished legal minds this country has ever produced Advocate George Bizos has passed away. He was my friend. Masimbulele uThixo ngobomi bakhe. My deepest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace. Elder
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) September 9, 2020
Other celebrities also took to their social media to pay tribute to the legend.
Actress Dineo Langa said: “Rest in eternal peace, George Bizos.”
Musician JR added that George had lived “a full life”.
Sports presenter Mpho Letsholonyane said a giant had fallen and remembered his kindness towards her.
Author Lerato Tshabalala said George had “gone to meet his comrades” and said perhaps it was time now to be “our own heroes”.
What a loss. A giant has fallen. I’ve admired his work for years. I remember walking into a coffee shop at Gandhi Square, after I saw him while passing by, just to greet him and he was so gracious and kind. Condolences to family and friends… #RIPGeorgeBizos pic.twitter.com/C23bMcrUPq
— Mpho Letsholonyane (@M_Letsholonyane) September 10, 2020
George Bizos has gone to meet his comrades.
So many heroes gone. Maybe we are being called to be our own heroes because wow… This is tough. #RIPGeorgeBizos
— Lerato Tshabalala (@LeratoTJ) September 9, 2020
The consolation to his family is that he reached the ripe old age of 92 when it could have been very different, remember he could have been easily assassinated or made to “disappear”for his anti-racist anti-apartheid activities, as that happened to our other brave heroes like him
— Mthobel Nathan Heshu (@mheshu) September 10, 2020
Heroes salute to our late legal giant advocate George Bizos!!!!!
May his soul rest in peace!!!!!
His legacy lives on!!!!!
— edward sume (@edward_sume) September 10, 2020
Hard Year for you Doc. Heavy based on all the condolence messages you send out. Take Heart, Dr. Kani.
— Peter Sawanda (@petersawanda) September 9, 2020
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