Ahmed Kathrada dies at the age of 87

Ahmed Kathrada

Eighty-seven year old ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada has died at the age of eighty seven.

Ahmed Kathrada was hospitalized earlier this month and underwent surgery to remove blood clot from the brain. It is reported that Kathrada also contracted pneumonia on both his lungs.

Kathrada will be remembered as one of the eight ANC veterans ranked with Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Andrew Mlangeni, Ray Mhlaba, Dennis Goldberg and Elias Motsoaledi who were arrested at Liliesleaf Farm and found guilty on charges including conspiracy and sabotage during the famous Rivonia Trial held at the Palace of Justice in Pretoria in 1963.

Kathrada was one of ANC leaders who were sentenced to life in prison and hard labour at Robben Island.




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