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Tue Mar 28, 2017

Ahmed Kathrada: Remembering the Anti-Apartheid Activist Jailed on Robben Island with Mandela

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died at the age of 87. Kathrada, better known as Kathy, was a member of the African National Congress. In 1963, he was arrested with other ANC leaders and went on to spend 26 years in prison—18 of them on Robben Island along with Nelson Mandela. He later served as President Mandela’s parliamentary adviser. In 2014, Ahmed Kathrada spoke in Visby, Sweden. He began by talking about Nelson Mandela’s famous statement during his trial in 1961.

Filed under: South Africa, Apartheid, Web Exclusive

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