Johan Heyns

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1928 – 1994

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Who was Johan Heyns?

Johan Adam Heyns, was an influential Afrikaner Calvinist theologian and moderator of the general synod of the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk. He was assassinated at his home in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. Although his murder was never officially resolved it is widely believed that it was directly related to his criticism of Apartheid. Nelson Mandela paid homage to him as a martyr for his country and a soldier of peace.

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Born
May 27, 1928
Religion
  • Dutch Reformed Church
Ethnicity
  • Afrikaner
Nationality
  • South Africa
Profession
Education
  • Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
Died
Nov 5, 1994
Pretoria

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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