My wife Elita and I would like to convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Adv George Bizos SC.


He played a central role throughout his long career in championing the cause of justice. He provided expert and principled defence to the Rivonia trialists; he was one of President Mandela’s most loyal and valued advisers; and he was a steadfast and eloquent champion of the Constitution.

His example of service to the law and commitment to the principles of human dignity, equality and non-racialism will inspire future generations.


Issued on behalf of FW de Klerk
18 September 2020