CRL Rights Commission condolences for the passing on of Prof Kader Asmal
23 Jun 2011
It is with great sadness that the Republic of South Africa mourns the death of a prominent freedom fighter and advocate for human rights. The Commission for the Promotion and the Protection of the rights of Cultural, Religious and linguistic Communities is disturbed by the passing on of Professor Kader Asmal South Africa has lost one of the most vigilant custodian of our freedom, constitutional order and a human rights defender.
Kader Asmal remains in the memory of his people, all those who knew him closely as a true patriot who devoted his life to the struggle for freedom and independence of South Africans. As a prominent state and political figure, wise and respected leader he made an invaluable contribution to the formation of an independent South Africa, securing its development and prosperity.
Through his contribution South Africa's independence gained international recognition as a country with the most liberal constitution entrenched in the promotion and protection of human rights.
On behalf of cultural, religious and linguistic communities in South Africa, the CRL Rights Commission expresses deepest condolences to the Asmal family, relatives and friends during this difficult time of this irretrievable loss.
For any other enquiries regarding this statement please contact:
Ms Botle Letsebe
Tel: 011 537 7625
Mobile: 079 2381485
Issued by: Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities
23 Jun 2011
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