off one of the most beautiful
cities in the world
in hand touching
Mandela's Jail and His Visitor, by Steve Punter at Flickr
in respectful memory:
A woman who made
would get on her feet
"Those who knew her will attest to her
sparkling yet resolute nature and deep commitment to and love for the causes of
justice, human rights and peace.
Apartheid Museum1, by a kep at Flickr Commons
"It is this very core set of beliefs that led Helen to a noteworthy public life in South Africa where she dedicatedly fought for the cause of equality and dignity for all and diligently fought the apartheid regime from where she was with what she had."
For 13 years - from 1961 to 1974 - Suzman was the sole representative in Parliament of the liberal Progressive Party, forerunner of the Democratic Alliance.
Suzman has been generally recognized as the most effective parliamentary fighter against the old National Party's apartheid policies when the NP was at the heyday of its power.
Mr. Mandela wrote of her in his biography: "It was an odd and wonderful sight to see this courageous woman peering into our cells and strolling around our courtyard. She was the first and only woman ever to grace our cells."
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