South Africa mourns TRC vice chair, Alex Boraine

South Africa mourns TRC vice chair, Alex Boraine

South Africans, politicians, and organisations have been paying tribute to the late Alex Boraine, who passed away yesterday, at the age of 87. 


Boriane was famously known for proposing the TRC and thereafter served alongside Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu from 1996 to1998.

He was also one of the founders of the Institute of Democracy in South Africa.

CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang says Boraine played a significant role in the country's history.

"In his honour, may we also continue to do the hard work of building our nation.

"I am hopeful that we won't just remember Alex Boraine the deputy chairperson of the TRC, but we remember Alex Boraine the person who was trying his best to build a united  country, free of racism. He didn't look at race as defining for people and concluding on their behalf."

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Boraine leaves behind his wife Jennifer Boraine , his four children, their spouses and seven grandchildren.

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