Saturday, January 03, 2009

Death of a Political Icon: Helen Suzman, DBE (7 Nov. 1917 - 1 Jan. 2009)

The new year started with a the sad passing of Mrs. Helen Suzman; the iconic South African politician and anti-apartheid activist. From 1961 to 1974, Mrs. Suzman was the sole parliamentarian in the South African parliament who was opposed to apartheid and was a key figure in the anti-apartheid movement within South Africa. I remember reading about her in the South African Sunday Times as a kid just before the unravelling of the apartheid regime. She will forever remain an inspiration for people across the globe and be remembered for always standing up for what is right even when it was not popular. Rest in Peace.


novisi said...

naturally people like these just have earned RESPECT!!!

i heard about her just this week!

and sure i pay my respect!

may her spirit remain with us!

posekyere said...

Hi Abena,
Sad indeed, Helen Suzman has bowed out.
She stood for what was right for all the people of South Africa.
May her soul rest in perfect peace