S.A revolutionary icon Uncle Ahmed Kathy laid to rest

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One the most respected of all South Africa’s revolutionaries Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy) Kathrada was buried on March 29, 2017 in Johannesburg in accordance with Islamic traditions. He was 87.

Affectionately known as Uncle Kathy, he was a close friend of Nelson Mandela and Achmad Cassiem aka Little Mandela, the fellow Robben Island prisoners where he spent 26 years.

Kathrada was founder-president of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

Former archbishop of Johannesburg Desmond Tutu paid glowing tributes to his former comrade Kathrada by calling him agreat champion of no-racial justice.

His memorial was attended by hundreds of family members and admirers from Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Hindu communities who paid tribute to the veteran of the decades-long national liberation struggle that brought the ANC to power in 1994.

Born into an Muslim South Indian immigrant family on August 21, 1929 – Kathrada at age 12 played an instrumental role in forming…

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