Dr Alex Boraine (87), ex TRC vice-chair, passed away in Cape Town

Dr Alex Boraine (87), ex TRC vice-chair, passed away in Cape Town

- Dr Alex Boraine was the person who helped bring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to life after apartheid was abolished

- Alex worked with people like Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu during his time as vice-chair of the commission

- The 87-year-old passed away in Constantia retirement home in Cape Town on the 5th of December

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One of the architects behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Dr Alex Boraine, passed away on Wednesday, 5 December.

Alex had cancer and was in remission from the dreaded disease, but his health sadly declined lately.

News24 reported that Alex's son, Jeremy, confirmed the tragic news.

He had a fall a week ago and stopped eating. He just became weaker and weaker.

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The doctor died in the very early hours of Wednesday morning in his home in Cape Town's retirement village Constantia.

Alex was the former vice-chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was dearly loved by those who knew him.

He worked closely with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, from 1996 to 1998 in his role as vice-chair of the commission.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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