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I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for.

 
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Helen Suzman
Helen Suzman
  • Born: November 7, 1917
  • Died: January 1, 2009
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Politician

Helen Suzman, DBE was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician. She represented a succession of liberal and centre-left opposition parties during her 36-year tenure in the whites-only, National Party-controlled House of Assembly of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. She hosted the meeting that founded the Progressive Party in 1959, and was its only MP in the 160-member House for a period of 13 years.

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