65 Years of Friendship
65 Years of Friendship tells the heartrending story of a remarkable friendship between two remarkable men: world-renowned human-rights lawyer George Bizos, and Nelson Mandela. The two met as students at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1948. They would later become legal colleagues, and Mandela would become George Bizos’ most famous client soon after, for Bizos was part of his legal defence during the famous Treason Trial, and again during the Rivonia Trial. After seeing his friend sentenced to life imprisonment, Bizos became Mandela’s lifeline, navigating the complicated political network of the Struggle. In this touching homage to their friendship, George Bizos tells a fascinating tale of two men whose work affected the lives of all South Africans.