by Mir Sultan
A Small Tribute to the Life of Albie Sachs
The significance of Albie Sachs to the anti-apartheid movement was legendary as he was one of the first whites to join and he had done so much in educating the world about Apartheid. He had stood up for the ANC in court as a very young lawyer and possibly influenced more support from the white population. When the government turned incredibly radical, he fled to fight the same battle from a safer location. He had tried to teach a country whose support could have the necessary effect to end Apartheid through international pressure. He influenced more ideals following the anti-apartheid movement during his time as a teacher and continued to do so with other parts of the world. Even after his grievous injury from returning in 1988, he still continued to support anti-apartheid just as vehemently as he did when he was a teenager being arrested during the Defiance Campaign. And the end of apartheid was not where he ended fighting for his ideals, through the work of a judge and an educator, Albie Sachs fought for the ideals of the anti-apartheid movement until he died.
After shot of his assassination attempt
Young Albie Sachs
A strong supporter during the Defiance Campaign
The Remains of Albie Sachs
An example of what he taught and what is left of his legacy and story today