Veterans honour Nelson Mandela
Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela and ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada were honoured by the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association on Monday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said.
The two were lauded for their role in the liberation struggle, at a ceremony held in Johannesburg celebrating the 50th anniversary of the armed wing of the African National Congress, spokesperson Sello Hatang said.
In his acceptance speech, Kathrada dedicated his award to those who did not survive.
Ndileka Mandela accepted the award on behalf of her grandfather, said Hatang.
Mandela, who was the first commander-in-chief of MK, and Kathrada, were jailed for life at the Rivonia trial on June 12 1964.
The MK veterans' 50th anniversary celebrations would continue until 16 December 2012.