Helen Suzman, anti-apartheid campaigner, passes away

Thursday, January 01, 2009

One of South Africa's most celebrated anti-apartheid campaigners has died at the age of 91. Helen Suzman passed away at her home in Johannesburg. For 13 years, she was the only member of parliament to openly condemn South Africa's whites-only apartheid regime. Here to talk about her life and legacy is BBC Africa editor Martin Plaut.

"She was the one person who said it was wrong. It was wrong, it was wrong."
— The BBC's Martin Plaut on Helen Suzman, the anti-apartheid activist who passed away today


Martin Plaut

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