Tributes are pouring in for ANC struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada who passed on during the early hours of Tuesday.
South Africans woke up to the sad news that the stalwart who contributed +greatly to the struggle for democracy in the nation is no more. Consequently, social media has been filled with heartbreaking tributes for the veteran.
Thus, politicians high-profile personalities and celebrities have joined the nation in paying tribute to SA’s struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada.
Here are some of the tributes for ANC struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada;
Bantu Holomisa‚ leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) said; “Another giant has left this earth.”
The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) said; “Uncle Kathy inspired confidence in all South Afrcans from young to old during both apartheid and democratic order.
“He worked very closely to many Robben Islanders and PAC leaders such as Zephania Mothopeng‚ Robert Sobukwe and many others in a bid to dismantle apartheid regime. He was a fearless man who identified himself with marginalised African dispossessed. He remains an inspiration to us.”
Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu said; “When the gates of apartheid’s political prisons swung open in 1989/1990 the quality of the human beings who emerged was an extraordinary blessing for all South Africans.”
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said; “Uncle Kathy‚ as he was affectionately known‚ embodied a profound sense of compassion‚ and an unwavering commitment to true justice. As leader at the forefront of the struggle for liberation‚ Kathrada relentlessly fought for the freedoms we all cherish today.”
Other tributes include:
— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 28, 2017
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) March 28, 2017
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) March 28, 2017
— Thando Thabooty (@Thando_Thabethe) March 28, 2017
Kathrada died in a Johannesburg hospital at about 4am on Tuesday morning. His death follows complications from a medical procedure which was supposed to deal with clotting on the brain. His condition had severely deteriorated in the few hours leading up to his death.