George Bizos – the Refugee who helped build South Africa

Xenophobic violence in South Africa (pic. from Rand Daily Mail)
Xenophobic violence in South Africa (pic. from Rand Daily Mail)

With further news of attacks on foreigners, and increasing numbers of foreigners being displaced in South Africa, I am reposting this article/review in the hopes that it will stir us to protect those who are South Africa’s guests. News reports today said that around 360 Malawians are stranded in South Africa having lost their homes and possessions including their passports. Thousands of foreigners are presently in transit camps.

George Bizos' stunning autobiography, 'Odyssey to Freedom'
George Bizos’ autobiography, ‘Odyssey to Freedom’

George Bizos’ story is one of courage and tolerance and teaches us to value South Africa’s guests. He arrived as a refugee and went on to become Nelson Mandela’s famous lawyer; a true nation-builder.

Click here for the story

©2015 Lex Loizides / Church History Review

 

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