Ahmed Kathrada

9 arrested for murder of Ahmed Kathrada’s relatives

Nine suspects have been arrested for the murder of two relatives of late struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada. Kathrada’s nephew Yunus Kathrada, 65, and his son, 28, also named Ahmed, were killed in their home in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Thursday last week. According to North West police spokesperson[…]

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Late anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada’s nephew and son killed in apparent robbery

The nephew of the late anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada and his son were killed in a robbery on Thursday night. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has sent its condolences to the Kathrada family after the murder of Yunus Kathrada and his son Moulana Ahmed Kathrada. The 65-year-old and his 28-year-old son were killed during a robbery at their home in Schweizer Reneke, North West. “This was the[…]

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Chiba’s letter to Zuma read at funeral

At the funeral of Laloo Chiba in Lenasia on Saturday, his son-in-law read from a letter that the struggle stalwart had written to his political comrade Jacob Zuma asking him to step down as president. Chiba, 87, a close friend of the late Ahmed Kathrada, died on Friday. Rashid Moosa[…]

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Former Robben Islander Laloo Chiba passes away

Former Robben Island prisoner, Laloo Chiba (87), has passed away just a short while ago.  Chiba had a mild heart attack a few days ago and was hospitalised. He was discharged this week and passed away at his home in Lenasia. Chiba was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe platoon commander[…]

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Support for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

As Palestinian prisoners in Israel end their second day of a hunger strike, social activists have urged the international community to support the fight for political freedom, not just in Palestine, but around the world. Approximately 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners launched a mass hunger strike yesterday to fight against the[…]

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Kathy re-imagined human possibility: Motlanthe

This is the transcript of the moving and powerful eulogy delivered by Former President Kgalema Motlanthe at the Funeral Service of Comrade Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, Westpark Cemetery, Johannesburg Comrade Barbara Hogan and the Kathrada Family; The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation; President Jacob Zuma; Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa; The Premier of Gauteng David[…]

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Kathrada: An ethos of leadership

By Trevior Manuel There cannot be many leaders in the world, regardless of the sector they serve in, who are as adored and revered as Ahmed Kathrada was — a fact made all the more remarkable, as this came despite his determination to remain beneath the radar. Uncle Kathy’s leadership[…]

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Uncle Kathy’s emotional send-off

Stern words, standing ovations, and raw emotions dominated the final send-off for ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday. Friends, family, dignitaries, activists and struggle veterans said their last goodbyes to Kathrada at the Westpark cemetery, Johannesburg. Throngs of mourners gathered at the Houghton mosque early on Wednesday morning before heading[…]

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