AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma slammed, Gordhan praised at Kathrada funeral

2017-03-29 08:23

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada has been laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetery in Randburg, Johannesburg.

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"I want to appeal to all veterans to that they have responsibility of guiding us, not an option, its a responsibility"

"Let's meet tomorrow," someone shouts from the crowd after Mantashe says this .


29 Mar 11:35
Mantashe: When people demand from us high levels of discipline and integrity, it is not a choice. It is a requirement.

29 Mar 11:36
"You can only do that when you love freedom for others more than you love freedom for yourself" - Blade

29 Mar 11:39
Former state president Kgalema Motlanthe is to deliver the Eulogy.

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29 Mar 11:42
'On a day like this we should not mince words' says Motlanthe.

29 Mar 11:43
"Today we close his eyes permanently, during his life he opened ours forever" - Kgalema

29 Mar 11:44
Motlanthe: The anti-apartheid struggle redefined the very notion of being human.

29 Mar 11:45
"There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high, but to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher" - Kgalema


29 Mar 11:46
Motlanthe says Ahmed Kathrada "saved us from the darkness of our hearts"

29 Mar 11:50
Motlanthe says what Uncle Kathy and his organisation (ANC) have done has forever bettered humanity

29 Mar 11:51
"He was deeply disturbed by the current failure of post apartheid politics" - Kgalema

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29 Mar 11:52
Motlanthe now referencing Kathrada's letter to Jacob Zuma.

29 Mar 11:52
Motlanthe says he has decided to break the tradition of keeping quiet on ANC troubles.

29 Mar 11:53
Standing ovation as Mothlanthe quotes Kathrada asking Zuma to step down.

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'Phansi Zuma Phansi' is said in the crowd, some repeat 'Phansi!'

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Hanekom "Comrade Kgalema you are respected by the rank and file of our country"

29 Mar 12:03
"The ANC constitution says we must unite all of South Africa not just the ANC" - Hanekom

29 Mar 12:05
Bolton acknowledges messages from Palestine, Algeria, France, India, Germany, Australia, Swaziland, BDS, Desmond Tutu.

29 Mar 12:10
"I don't think he told you that but I am telling you now" Balton says to Hogan. "We'll be there with you," he says.

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Balton says the entire funeral was organised by the foundation and that no invitation was issued out to anyone specific.

29 Mar 12:12
Executive Director of the AKF expresses gratitude to all involved in organising and volunteering support for the event.

29 Mar 12:13
Balton asks Pravin Gordhan to stand up. Standing ovation.

29 Mar 12:15
Mr. Balton expresses support for Mr. Gordhan saying Uncle Kathy was going to accompany him to court.

29 Mar 12:15
Pravin holding back tears.

29 Mar 12:17
Balton says it was Kathrada's wish to accompany Malema to Robben Island but it never happened. Julius Malema urged to go to Robben Island to pay his respects to the greats.

29 Mar 12:18
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa hands over ANC flag to Barbra Hogan.

29 Mar 12:22
The tributes have concluded. There will now be a Janazah Salaah and then the hearse will be taken to the burial site.

29 Mar 12:25
Procession making its way to Ahmed Kathrada's final resting place.

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Janazah salaah finished. The body is now being carried to the grave site.

29 Mar 12:45
Kathrada's body is removed from the coffin and lowered into the grave.

29 Mar 12:49
Kathrada being laid to rest according to Muslim burial rights.

29 Mar 12:52
Mbeki and Ramposha throwing the first bit of sand into the grave.

29 Mar 12:59
The grave is now being filled with sand.

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29 Mar 13:09
Motlanthe quotes Kathrada in eulogy, calls for Zuma to resign 

29 Mar 13:12
Prayers finished. Flowers now being placed on the grave.

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29 Mar 13:27
WATCH: Standing ovation as Motlanthe echoes Kathrada's wishes for Zuma to 'step down

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