Jules Browde, Lawyers for Human Rights founding member, dies

During his over 50-year legal career, Browde defended Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo.

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JOHANNESBURG - One of the founding members of Lawyers for Human Rights Advocate Jules Browde has died.

Browde passed away yesterday at the age of 98.

He was an eminent member of the Johannesburg bar and long serving human rights activist.

During his over 50-year legal career, the lawyer defended Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo as well as other anti-apartheid activists.

Former director of lawyers for human rights Rudolph Jansen says Browde was one of leaders of his era.

"Browde was very close to us all. He was certainly a leader of that specific era of the human right's struggle against the apartheid [government]."

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