Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died at the age of 87.

According to his foundation, Kathrada passed away in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”.

Along with Nelson Mandela, Kathrada was among eight African National Congress activists sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.

 



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