488_34Former Progressive Federal Party leader COLIN EGLIN pays tribute to one of his closest political half a century.

WITH the death of Zach de Beer South Africa has lost one of its most respected figures. His public life spanned nearly 50 years – from student leader to South African ambassador to the Netherlands.

He was known by many as an individual of impeccable integrity and courtesy. Zach will be remembered for keeping liberal values alive during the’60s, ’70s and ’80s – the darkest days of National Party rule.

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