Dignitaries came out in their numbers to attend Kathrada's funeral

By Drum Digital
29 March 2017

Dignitaries came out in their numbers to bid farewell to Kathrada, however, President Zuma was visibly absent

Pictures: Ayanda Sitole 

Rumors around the sour relationship between the late Ahmed Kathrada and President Jacob Zuma did not cease on Wednesday, as the absence of  the President was felt at the stalwart's funeral.

Kathrada is known to have been very critical of Zuma, and had written an open letter to him to step down as president of South Africa.

While Kathrada's family did not prohibit Zuma from attending the funeral, they requested that the President should not speak.

Despite this, the funeral was well attended  by some of South Africa's leading political figures who came to bid their farewell.

Here's are pictures of who was there:

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