Farewell to Vo­gel

Cape Argus - - WORLD -

FRIENDS and fam­ily were joined by Ger­man po­lit­i­cal fig­ures yes­ter­day to mourn the death of Hans-Jochen Vo­gel, a for­mer leader of the So­cial Democrats (SPD).

SPD co-leader Nor­bert Wal­terBor­jans praised Vo­gel as a “real great of so­cial democ­racy”. “His life was fully ded­i­cated to serv­ing peo­ple.”

Vo­gel, who led the SPD from 1987 to 1991, over­see­ing a time of great change for the coun­try and his party fol­low­ing re­uni­fi­ca­tion in 1990, is to be buried on Fri­day. He died in Munich on Sun­day at the age of 94.

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