South Africans are paying tribute to Dr Danny Titus who
passed away on Friday night at the age of 63.
South Africans are paying tribute to Dr Danny Titus who passed away on Friday night at the age of 63.
He underwent a routine eye operation in July, but suffered a heart attack and slipped into a coma.
In August, Titus’ family asked for South Africans to pray for his recovery.
He never regained consciousness.
Titus was a former Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
He also played a significant role in the development of Afrikaans - he helped to establish the Afrikaans Language Council (Afrikaanse Taal Raad) and served as an executive director at the Afrikaans Language and Culture Associaition (ATKV).
Freedom Front Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, says he worked closely with Titus on several occasions and remembers him as a clear thinker who was willing to make the necessary difficult decisions.
Listen to Groenewald also paying tribute in Afrikaans:
Groenewald also expressed his concern that Titus seemed to have suffered complications after what was supposed to have been a simple medical procedure.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described late human rights lawyer George Bizos as a champion of the oppressed. Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy for the activist at a special official funeral on Thursday. The anti-apartheid activist passed away at his Johannesburg home at the age of 92 last week.
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