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Burnham to be honoured with Oliver Tambo Award

Burnham to be honoured with Oliver Tambo Award

April 18, 2013 · By Stabroek News · 36 Comments

Late Guyanese President Forbes Burnham is to be honoured by the South African government with the Oliver Tambo Award.

The award, established in 2002, is conferred on foreign nationals (Heads of State and Government) and other foreign dignitaries for friendship shown to South Africa. During the 1970s and 1980s, under Burnham’s leadership Guyana played a leading role among third world countries in opposing apartheid in South Africa and helping liberation movements in southern Africa.

LFS Burnham

Forbes Burnham

The following press release was today issued on behalf of his family:

“Ms. Roxane Van West Charles will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa to accept the Oliver Tambo Award (Gold), which was conferred on her father, the late President L F S Burnham by President Zuma. She will be accompanied by her sister, Dr. Francesca Onu, and her husband, Dr. Richard Van West Charles. The award ceremony will take place on the 27th April.  Continue reading