Thursday, January 1, 2009

R.I.P. Helen Suzman

If one does not know of this courageous lady, one can not truly know the story of South Africa's modern history.

She abhorred apartheid, and fought it within the political system.

She did not accept that sanctions were the answer.

She was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Once South Africa had reformed, she turned her sense of fairness toward the conduct of Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), and was named an Enemy of the State by the regime for her efforts.

Would that we had more like her today.

1 comment:

Marie said...

Strong, outspoken, a woman of convictions. May her work never be forgotten, nor the situations that spurred it. How far mankind has come, and yet how far we still have to travel.