|Member of Parliament
Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada
21 August 1929
Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa
|28 March 2017 (aged 87)
Johannesburg, South Africa
|African National Congress
South African Communist Party
|University of South Africa
Kathrada's involvement in the anti-apartheid activities of the African National Congress (ANC) led him to his long-term imprisonment following the Rivonia Trial. He was held at Robben Island and Pollsmoor Prison with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu.
Following his release in 1990, he was elected to serve as a member of parliament, representing the ANC.
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- African Activist Archive See a 1970s ANC campaign button "Free South African Political Prisoners - Free Ahmed Kathrada - ANC"
- South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid - Building Democracy Read a brief biography of Ahmed Kathrada from South African History Online
- South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid - Building Democracy Listen to an interview with Ahmed Kathrada and two presentations made by him at Michigan State University in 2006 with comments on the armed struggle, banning, freedom, race, post-apartheid South Africa, and the African National Congress (ANC).