Kathrada's age slowing down recovery - foundation

The 87-year-old was admitted to hospital ten days ago, and had minor post-surgery complications which he has now been treated for.

FILE: Former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says the struggle icon is recovering at a slower rate than what doctors expected following a surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

Eighty-seven-year-old Kathrada was admitted to hospital ten days ago and had minor post-surgery complications which he has now been treated for.

Doctors say his age is the major complicating factor which is slowing down his recovering.

The foundation's director Neeshan Balton says: β€œAt 87, we are told that he is fighting very hard and he is still very strong and we know that he will recover.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)