On Wednesday, January 16, a famous author and journalist Hugh Lewin died. The writer passed away in his home at the age of 79.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed sincere condolences at the death of the talented journalist and anti-apartheid activist.
“We have lost an incredible writer and a valiant soldier who fought fearlessly for human rights and the justice and freedom that are the hallmarks of our democracy. His fighting spirit and humanity will forever be remembered by those he touched through his life, actions and also his written words. We send our sincere condolences to his family, friends and relatives. May his soul rest in peace,” noted the President.
Mr. Levin served as journalist at the Natal Witness, Drum Magazine and the Golden City Post, and was a director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg.
In addition, Hugh Lewin was among the members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission committee on human rights violations in Gauteng.