Ahmed Kathrada ‘still a moral compass for South Africans’ as he turns 87
Kathrada is one of the Rivonia trialists who were sentenced to life imprisonment by the apartheid government.
CAPE TOWN - The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says their founder still remains a moral compass for South Africans as the struggle stalwart celebrates his 87th birthday today.
Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada was born on this day in 1929.
Kathrada is one of the Rivonia trialists who, alongside former President Nelson Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment by the apartheid government.
With the ushering in of democracy in 1994, the African National Congress veteran served as Madiba's parliamentary councillor and created the foundation which focusses on "deepening non-racialism".
The foundation's Zaakirah Vadi says the social justice activist is showing no sign of slowing down.
"I think he's has always been an advocate of education, he's been to numerous schools and universities to talk about the importance of education. Especially the struggle of young black students when it comes to education and the possibility of free education."
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@KathradaFound Please give my love to uncle Kathy.Thank him for lighting up our lives. Happy Birthday; He is still 1 of my favourite people☺
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