Keep ‘Uncle Kathy’s legacy alive

2017-04-06 06:02

I AM deeply saddened by the death of Ahmed Kathrada, a fervent South African human rights defender and a Rivonia trialist.Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and stalwart of the liberation struggle, dedicated his entire life to eliminating discrimination in all its forms and to achieve a life of dignity for all who live in South Africa.

Kathy, as he was fondly called, campaigned tirelessly to deepen non-racialism and fundamental freedoms in South Africa.

Besides fighting the good fight for South Africans, he was very vocal about the occupation of Palestine by Israel and other injustices around the globe.

Moreover, he was unafraid to tell friends and comrades when he thought otherwise and hence vigorously supported the Save South Africa campaign.

The best way to keep his legacy alive is to continue his vision and mission, and to defend, maintain and support human rights all over the globe.

In order to achieve and maintain peace, you must first develop and nurture justice, and the best way to commemorate his life is to pledge to continue what he promoted — a deeper non-racialism and support for equality, equity, dignity and freedom.

Uncle Kathy, we salute your courage, allegiance and unfaltering uprightness, and sincerely thank you for the significant legacy you left behind. While you were alive you taught me many lessons. Today your death provides me with the greatest lesson and that is every soul shall taste death.

MOHAMED SAEED

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