Kathrada never fought for positions of power - NFP

2017-03-28 11:09
Ahmed Kathrada (File, Netwerk24)

Ahmed Kathrada (File, Netwerk24)

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2017-03-28 07:12

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has confirmed that 87-year-old stalwart Ahmed Kathrada died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg.WATCH

Durban – In remembering struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada, the National Freedom Party (NFP) said it was inspiring that he never fought for power.

“It is so inspiring that he never fought for positions or power, during his term as a Member of Parliament,” the party said in a statement on Tuesday.

Kathrada died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He underwent surgery relating to a blood clot on the brain earlier this month but experienced several post-operative complications and contracted pneumonia in both lungs.

The NFP said Kathrada paved the way for a South Africa and fought for justice, equality, a non-racial, and a non-sexist society.

“As the country we need people who will always remained discipline and committed to the good of our nation. Mr Ahmed Kathrada remains a symbol of peace and selflessness leader.”

The party expressed condolences to Kathrada’s family and friends.

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