Defiant one

FREDERICK Van Zyl Slabbert is gravely ill in hospital after suffering a heart attack a fortnight ago.

FREDERICK Van Zyl Slabbert is gravely ill in hospital after suffering a heart attack a fortnight ago.

Our hearts go out to the former opposition leader who saw the light long before it was fashionable to do so.

In 1987, at the height of apartheid, Slabbert defied his folk and led a group of verligte Afrikaners to Dakar, Senegal, for talks with the then banned ANC.

We wish Slabbert a speedy recovery.

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