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George Bizos Death, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife and Net Worth

George Bizos Biography and Wiki

George Bizos was a Greek-South African human rights lawyer who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which is credited with sparing him from a sentence of death. Bizos also represented the families of anti-apartheid activists killed by the government, throughout the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

George Bizos Death

Bizos died “peacefully” at his home in Johannesburg of “natural causes”, his family said late on Wednesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the news of Bizos’s death was “very sad for us as a country”.

“An incisive legal mind and architect of our constitution, he contributed immensely to our democracy. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and dip our heads in his honor,” Ramaphosa said.

“Despite being a beneficiary of apartheid as a WW2 refugee to the settler colony of South Africa, he embedded his life in our eternal quest to be collectively free,” said Thandi Matthews, senior researcher at the South African Human Rights Commission.

In South Africa, Bizos studied law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where he met Mandela and the two became lifelong friends.

Bizos represented Mandela and fellow anti-apartheid activist Walter Sisulu in the historic Treason Trial, which started in 1956 and ended in 1961 with the acquittal of all the defendants.

He then represented Mandela at the 1963 Rivonia Trial when Mandela and others were sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of seeking to overthrow the apartheid government.

Over the years, he also defended numerous political activists, including anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the families of Black Consciousness Movement hero Steve Biko and freedom fighter Chris Hani.

Bizos also represented Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who in 2004 was acquitted of treason.

“George was a great human being and one of South Africa’s greatest human rights fighters,” said Adam Habib, vice chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand.

George Bizos Age

Bizos died at the age of 92, he was born on 15 November 1927 in Vasilitsi, Messenia, Greece and died 9 September 2020.

George Bizos Family

Bizos was the son of Antonios “Antoni” Bizos, the mayor of the small village of Vasilitsi, south of Koroni and Kalamata on the Messenia peninsula of the Peloponnese, Greece.

George Bizos Wife

George was married to the late Arethe Daflos who died in 2017. The couple was blessed with three kids Alexi Bizos, Damon Bizos and Kimon Bizos.

George Bizos Net Worth

Bizos had not revealed his net worth. He is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying his wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about his net worth are revealed.

Frequently Asked Questions About George Bizos

Who is George Bizos?

Bizos was a Greek-South African human rights lawyer who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which is credited with sparing him from a sentence of death.

How old is George Bizos?

Bizos died at the age of 92, he was born on 15 November 1927 in Vasilitsi, Messenia, Greece and died 9 September 2020.

How tall is George Bizos?

Bizos stands at an average height and has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.

Is George Bizos married?

George was married to the late Arethe Daflos who died in 2017. The couple was blessed with three kids Alexi Bizos, Damon Bizos and Kimon Bizos.

How much is George Bizos worth?

Bizos had not revealed his net worth. He is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying his wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about his net worth are revealed.

Where does Bizos live?

Because of security reasons, Bizos has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

Is Bizos dead or alive?

Bizos died at the age of 92, he was born on 15 November 1927 in Vasilitsi, Messenia, Greece and died 9 September 2020.

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