Celebrating Ahmed Kathrada's legacy: Remembering the man who selflessly fought for others

Celebrating Ahmed Kathrada's legacy: Remembering the man who selflessly fought for others

- Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of one of South Africa's biggest anti-Apartheid activists, Ahmed Kathrada

- People across the country send out messages to remember Kathrada and what he stood for

- Former anti-apartheid activist Sophia Williams-de Bruyn even said he would have been proud of the government today

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On Wednesday, Kathrada's Foundation and loved ones gathered at Joburg's Westpark Cemetery to honour the one-year anniversary of the death of the anti-apartheid activist and freedom fighter.

Briefly.co.za learned there would also be a photographic exhibition at Constitution Hill on Wednesday night, celebrating the life and passing of Kathrada. The site would reportedly become a permanent history exhibition on Kathrada.

According to eNCA, the night's programme would include tributes from his wife, Barbara Hogan, Reverend Frank Chikane, Max Sisulu, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Tourism and AKF Chairperson Derek Hanekom, and former SRC President Nompendulo Makhatswa.

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With South Africans remembering his legacy, former anti-apartheid activist Sophia Williams-de Bruyn talked about how Kathrada would have felt about the changes in the ANC.

“Today, Kathrada must be rejoicing in the afterlife because of the change that has taken place - and for what he believed in his values and integrity,” de Bruyn said, adding the new leadership would honour his legacy.

Tweeps took to their social media pages to share their memories of Kathrada and encourage South Africans to uphold the values he stood for until the end of his life.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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