Anglican Bishop David Russell Dies

Bishop David Russell, was an anti-apartheid activist and the retired Anglican bishop of Grahamstown.

Here’s the state broadcaster, the SABC.

Tributes are pouring in for the late former Anglican Bishop of Grahamstown, Reverend David Russel.

Russel died at the age of 75 in Cape Town following a long battle with cancer.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, has described Russel as an outstanding stalwart, who exposed the inequities of forced removals in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town.

Tutu says Russell was a great trainer of Bishops and that all his students later became heads of diocese.

Russel leaves behind his wife Dorothea and two sons, Thabo and Sipho.

The Mail & Guardian has more.

Anti-apartheid campaigner and retired bishop David Russell has died of cancer aged 75. He fought against forced removals and for same-sex marriage…

 

2 thoughts on “Anglican Bishop David Russell Dies

  1. Hamba kahle qhawe lamaqhawe. I will always remember you and Dr David Guma during your days at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Nyanga.

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