|Member of Parliament|
Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada
21 August 1929
Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa
|Died||28 March 2017 (aged 87)|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
South African Communist Party
|Alma mater||University of South Africa|
Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada (21 August 1929 – 28 March 2017), sometimes known by the nickname "Kathy", was a South African politician and former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist.
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.
Kathrada died at a medical center in Johannesburg from complications of a blood clot in the brain on 28 March 2017, aged 87.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Kathrada 2004, p. 373
- ↑ "Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has died". eNews Channel Africa. ENCA. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- 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).