AHMED KATHRADA TO BE LAID TO REST TODAY

web_photo_kathrada_28_03_2017: Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former president Nelson Mandela, poses on July 16, 2012 in his house in Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG – Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada will be buried at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

Kathrada died on Tuesday at the age of 87, eliciting an outpouring of grief and tributes.

President Jacob Zuma declared an official funeral for the ANC stalwart, but will not speak at the event.

Kgalema Motlanthe, a board member of the Kathrada Foundation and former South African president, and struggle stalwart Sophie Williams-de Bruyn will address the mourners from 10am, according to the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

It said the public was welcome to attend.

 

-eNCA

PHOTO: © STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former president Nelson Mandela, poses on July 16, 2012 in his house in Johannesburg.

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