Helen Suzman

Helen Suzman was for many years a lone voice among white South Africans in power, actively opposing Apartheid. She died on New Years day at the ripe old age ofr 91.

She was buried today.

The mourners included President Kgalema Motlanther and the last leader of apartheid regime, F W de Klerk.

Mr de Klerk described Mrs Suzman as “one of South Africa’s great icons”.

“Suzman was my mentor, she was opposed to the abuse of power by the old apartheid regime,” South Africa’s opposition leader Helen Zille – who also attended the funeral – said.

“She was also opposed to the current abuses of power by the current ANC [African National Congress] government,” Ms Zille added.

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