Memorial for activist Smith

VETERAN anti-apartheid activist Reverend Nico Smith, who died of a heart attack aged 81 last Saturday, was buried yesterday.

VETERAN anti-apartheid activist Reverend Nico Smith, who died of a heart attack aged 81 last Saturday, was buried yesterday.

Smith defied the apartheid laws by settling with his family in Mamelodi in the 1980s. He became a much loved and trusted figure in the black township.

He was a former Dutch Reformed Church minister who left his church because it gave a religious and doctrinal justification for apartheid.

A memorial service will be held in Mamelodi West , Pretoria, today.

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