Ahmed Kathrada dead-South African anti-apartheid Icon and leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87.Kathrada, beloved by millions of South Africans, spent 26 years in jail, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela.
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has confirmed in the early hours of Tuesday that the politician and anti-apartheid activist died at the Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg.
“This is great loss to the ANC, the broader liberation movement and South Africa as a whole. Internationally, he was staunch in his support for the Palestinian struggle.
Kathrada was born on August 21, 1929, to Indian immigrant parents in a small town in northwestern South Africa.Ahmed Kathrada death will forever be remembered.