Helen Suzman

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  • Helen Suzman
    • She was elected to the house assembly in 1953 as a member of the United Party(took over from the nationalists).
    • She was the only member of parliament who took opposed apartheid consistently for 13 years (1961-74).
    • She was once accused of asking questions that embarrassed South Africa.
      • She replied; "It is not my questions the embarrass South Africa; it is your answers".
    • She was awarded 27 honorary doctorates from universities around the world, and was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    • She was the enemy from within concerning the apartheid system.
    • She logically floored and arguments that supported apartheid.
    • She gained lots of international recognition.
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