Helen Suzman honoured in Cape Town

2011-11-07 16:22
Cape Town - A Cape Town boulevard was officially renamed after the late anti-apartheid MP Helen Suzman at a ceremony in the city on Monday.

The event was led by Mayor Patricia de Lille, who remembered Suzman's contribution to the fight against apartheid.

"Today we rename Western Boulevard after one of the greatest stalwarts of the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, Helen Suzman," De Lille said.

"Today, we will have two major arteries linking east and west, the one honouring former president [Nelson] Mandela, the other honouring Helen Suzman.

"Meeting together, they represent the best values in all of us and remind us of what we are trying to achieve."

Suzman, who was born 94 years ago, served for many years as the lone voice in Parliament opposing apartheid.

De Lille said Suzman had stood firm in her fight to end racially oppressive tyranny despite "intimidation, slights, threats and many other challenges".

She had continued her work despite the constant assaults on her integrity, De Lille said.

"Day after day, she was vilified and attacked by her colleagues and many members of her community. She did not always have the reassurance of confederates during those lonely years as the single voice of opposition on the benches."

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