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Dullah Omar Biography 1934 – 2013


Abdullah Mohamed Omar, better known as Dullah Omar, was a South African anti-Apartheid activist, lawyer, and a minister in the South African cabinet from 1994 until his death.

Born in Observatory, Cape Town, to immigrant parents from Gujarat in western India. Omar attended Trafalgar High School in Cape Town. He was a respected member of the Muslim community.

Dullah Omar

BORN: 26 May 1934

HOME TOWN: Observatory, Cape Town, Cape Province, Union of South Africa

SPOUSE: Farida Omar (m. 1962–2004)

DIED: 5 December 2013 (aged 95)

PLACE OF DEATH: Cape Town, South Africa


AWARDS: Omar was honoured with two Doctorates of Law, from the University of Fort Hare in 1993 and the University of Durban Westville in 1996…

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