President Cyril Ramaphosa showed his support for Advocate George Bizos, a human rights lawyer who played a major role in the anti-apartheid struggle.
Ramaphosa enthused that Bizos had signed a copy of his new book, which the president gushed was “aptly-named - Odyssey to Freedom”.
Ramaphosa recalled fond memories of when he met the advocate. Nelson Mandela had sent him to speak to Bizos about joining the drafting team for the Constitution.
He added that Advocate Bizos always teases him about that special moment.
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Many South Africans joined Ramaphosa in acknowledging Bizo’s admirable work as a lawyer and remarked that it must be a great feeling being friends with someone of Bizo’s stature.
Others gushed that Ramaphosa showed grace and humility which they felt made him a good leader, Briefly.co.za found.
Some Twitter users, however, were more concerned with the recent BOSASA scandal involving Ramaphosa’s son, Andile, as well as the president’s recent comments about foreign nations which many believed has sparked xenophobia in the country.
Image: George Bizos - Youth Retreat. November 17, 2014. Aya Chebbi
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