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Meeting of the Ambassador of Italy with George Bizos, Sophie De Bruyn and Anthony Mongalo

Date:

09/18/2019


Meeting of the Ambassador of Italy with George Bizos, Sophie De Bruyn and Anthony Mongalo

On September 18, 2019, the Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria Paolo Cuculi had a meeting with three icons of the struggle against Apartheid: Mr. George Bizos, Ms. Sophie Williams De Bruyn and Mr. Anthony Mangalo.

The Ambassador underlined the support to anti-apartheid movements from the Italian Government, local administrations (especially the city of Reggio-Emilia) and the Italian Citizens.

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Mr. George Bizos is been an important Human Rights activist, and has been the lawyer of Nelson Mandela and ANC, since the Rivonia Trial (1963-1964).

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On 9 august 1956, almost 20.000 women staged a peaceful demonstration along Pretoria's street, to protest against Apartheid's Pass Laws. Ms. Sophie Williams De Bruyn (first seated from the left) has been one of the four leaders who organised the "1956 Women's March".

A key figure of Apartheid's struggle, Mr. Anthony Mongalo (first standing from the left) was initially the ANC representative in Italy and, after the advent of Democracy, he served as South African Ambassador in Rome.

 

 


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