SACP to pay tribute to Ahmed Kathrada at Mbombela Stadium

The event will take at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga in collaboration with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

Former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada laughs during a candid one-on-one interview with journalist Melanie Verwoerd. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it will today pay tribute to late struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada in honour of his sterling contribution to the South African revolution.

The event will take at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga in collaboration with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

The communist party says it will use this event to highlight the resolutions taken at the recent national congress to contest elections in 2019.

The party has been outspoken critics of President Jacob Zuma, supporting calls for him to step down.

It has also threatened to shut down the country following reports that the public investment corporation CEO is likely to be replaced by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

SACP district spokesperson Bongani Mavuso said, “Comrade Solly Mpaila will be talking about the life of Ahmed Kathrada and what we should learn from his life. He will also deal with our resolution on state power.”