Former Cleric Praised at Funeral Service for Anti-Apartheid Stance

South Africa bid farewell on Saturday to a rare white voice against the apartheid system of racial segregation.

Former Cleric Praised at Funeral Service for Anti-South Africans at a touching ceremony paid farewell to legendary Afrikaner cleric Beyers Naude once labelled a traitor by his own people for rejecting his church's biblical justification of apartheid. (Photo: AFP / POOL / Juda Ngwenya)

About 1,000 mourners filled the church and a nearby hall and marquee in a state funeral that was broadcasted live on television and radio. During the service, speakers, black and white, praised Beyers Naude, an Afrikaner man of