Allister Sparks was an icon of the journalism fraternity who will be remembered for his commitment to documenting South Africa’s liberation history. I was introduced to him by Madiba who had great admiration and respect for him.
As South Africans we owe him a debt of gratitude for his support of the freedom struggle and for his dedication to the values of democracy and human rights.
Our love and condolences go to his family. May he rest in peace.
20 September 2016