'I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU what the name George Bizos means in this country and to me personally. I have already pointed out that we were together at varsity and we were together as barrister/advocate and attorney and I always think of these days with fond memories, especially because there was a time when it was not so popular to defend cases where freedom fighters were involved. And even today George Bizos is still very active in the legal field and the advice that he has given me from time to time I have found invaluable.
In my absence in jail he became the father of my family and my children and it is for that reason that the name George Bizos carries with me a particular sentiment which I have never forgotten.' - Nelson Mandela