Celebrity tributes pour on for Ahmed Kathrada

By Drum Digital
28 March 2017

South Africans woke up to sad news this morning as the passing of a national hero, Ahmed Kathrada was confirmed earlier today.

South Africans woke up to sad news this morning as the passing of a national hero, Ahmed Kathrada was confirmed earlier today.

Social media has since been filled with an outpouring of tributes from both associates and acquaintances to celebs and every day citizens in honour of Kathrada.

I couldn't keep the camera still because I wanted to be in the moment... however... It's hard to imagine someone with so much humour, grace, kindness, humility and love is also such a great hero. A man who probably gave just as much as Tata but didn't expect the glory- yet instead, glorified the victory of democracy and the legacy of Madiba. A great visionary. An Uncle to the nation. I guess. Thing is- he was jailed so young that by the time he got out- it didn't make sense to have kids/ create a family. He got out and still devoted himself to this beautiful nation. Next time you think about sacrifice, think about this man. A gentle soul & a giant hero. I wonder if he'll still call me Palesa (from Isidingo) in heaven. I wouldn't mind... #RIP #uncleKathy #ahmedkathrada

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