Langa pays tribute to wife

2009-11-02 11:05
Johannesburg - Outgoing chief justice Pius Langa paid tribute to his late wife Beauty in an interview published in The Star newspaper on Monday.

"The death of my wife was, of course, a tremendous blow to me and the family," Langa told Essop Pahad in an extract from The Thinker magazine.

"She had been everything to me in difficult times. Her example of fortitude and industriousness, her kindness and compassion to those less fortunate than ourselves; all those are abiding memories."

Langa married her in 1966 and they had six children.

He said when comrades had come back from exile, it was she who had given them shelter and hospitality in a quiet and understanding way.

She was supportive politically and played an important role in making a home for the family.

Beauty Langa died in August.

People sensitive culture

During the interview Langa spoke of his career, which began at a shirt factory in 1957 before he moved on to become a prosecutor and magistrate through distance learning.

He was actively involved with the National Peace Accord which worked towards raising awareness of the need for peace and respect for human life in South Africa.

He was also a member of the Police Board which sought to lay the groundwork for creating a "people sensitive culture" in the police services.

He also spoke of the pain of losing his brother Ben who was killed by soldiers of Umkhonto weSizwe on the basis of misleading information that he was a police spy.

"We are a closely knit family and this very sad episode hit us all very grievously."

- SAPA
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