IN PICTURES | The life of human rights lawyer George Bizos

February 2 2012. George Bizos during a photo shoot for the '21 Icons' project.
February 2 2012. George Bizos during a photo shoot for the '21 Icons' project.
Image: GARY VAN WYK

Renowned human rights activist and lawyer George Bizos died on Wednesday aged 91.

We look back in his heroic life in pictures.

1960s. Portrait of a young George Bizos outside court, carrying his robes.
1960s. Portrait of a young George Bizos outside court, carrying his robes.
Image: Len Gallagher. © Rand Daily Mail/ Tiso Blackstar Group
November 18 1977. George Bizos in court, acting for the family of deceased activist Steve Biko, who died in detention in police custody.
November 18 1977. George Bizos in court, acting for the family of deceased activist Steve Biko, who died in detention in police custody.
Image: Andrzej Sawa. © Rand Daily Mail/ Times Media
November 7 1972. George Bizos.
November 7 1972. George Bizos.
Image: Rand Daily Mail/ Tiso Blackstar Group
1997: Human rights lawyer George Bizos, the Biko family's lawyer, at the TRC amnesty hearing of Steve Bikos murderers, Port Elizabeth. Mr Bizos appeared for famalies oppossing amnesty at the TRC.
1997: Human rights lawyer George Bizos, the Biko family's lawyer, at the TRC amnesty hearing of Steve Bikos murderers, Port Elizabeth. Mr Bizos appeared for famalies oppossing amnesty at the TRC.
Image: Photo by Gallo Images/Oryx Media Archive
June 3 2014. Bizos got emotional as he spoke about the kind of man Nelson Mandela was, after the reading of his will at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg.
June 3 2014. Bizos got emotional as he spoke about the kind of man Nelson Mandela was, after the reading of his will at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg.
Image: Thulani Mbele. © Sowetan
September 8 2014. George Bizos, who represented the families of the 34 dead miners during the Marikana strike, was part of the large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, on Monday.
September 8 2014. George Bizos, who represented the families of the 34 dead miners during the Marikana strike, was part of the large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, on Monday.
Image: Moeletsi Mabe. © The Times
January 27 2016. Stalwarts in the struggle against apartheid Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg, Joel Joffe and George Bizos received the Freedom of the City of London at The Guildhall.
January 27 2016. Stalwarts in the struggle against apartheid Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg, Joel Joffe and George Bizos received the Freedom of the City of London at The Guildhall.
Image: Thabo Jaiyesimi
MARCH 29, 2017: Andrew Mlangeni and George Bizos attend the funeral service of, ANC stalwart, Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada on March 29, 2017.
MARCH 29, 2017: Andrew Mlangeni and George Bizos attend the funeral service of, ANC stalwart, Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada on March 29, 2017.
Image: Gallo Images/ Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla
APRIL 20 2016: Advocate George Bizos, Sello Mlangeni, Frans Shelang and former mayor Parks Tau during The Freedom of the City Awards ceremony on April 20, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
APRIL 20 2016: Advocate George Bizos, Sello Mlangeni, Frans Shelang and former mayor Parks Tau during The Freedom of the City Awards ceremony on April 20, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Gallo Images / The Times / Antonio Muchave
JULY 10 2014: George Bizos speaks about his memories of Nelson Mandela on July 10, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
JULY 10 2014: George Bizos speaks about his memories of Nelson Mandela on July 10, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Gallo Images / City Press / Lucky Nxumalo
FEBRUARY 19 2014: Advocate George Bizos receives a Luminary Award from the Free Market Foundation on February 19, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The human rights lawyer received the award for his fearless defense of South Africa's struggle Heroes.
FEBRUARY 19 2014: Advocate George Bizos receives a Luminary Award from the Free Market Foundation on February 19, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The human rights lawyer received the award for his fearless defense of South Africa's struggle Heroes.
Image: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave

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