Ahmed Kathrada

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Print edition : April 28, 2017

President Nelson Mandela talking to fellow veteran politician Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada before Mandela's address to the South African parliament in Cape Town on March 2, 1999. Photo: Reuters

Kathrada (left) and former South African President Thabo Mbeki carrying the centenary torch during the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein on January 8, 2012. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada (1929-2017), South African leader and Nelson Mandela’s fellow prisoner for 26 years, spent the better part of his life fighting against racism and oppression.
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