Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada was born on August 21, 1929 and died on March 28, 2017.
He was sometimes known by the nickname “Kathy”, .
He was a South African politician.
He was a former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist.
His involvement in the anti-apartheid activities of the African National Congress (ANC) led him to his long-term imprisonment following the Rivonia Trial, in which he was held at Robben Island and Pollsmoor Prison.
After he was release in 1990, he was elected to serve as a member of parliament, representing the ANC.
Kathrada has authored a book, No Bread for Mandela- Memoirs of Ahmed Kathrada, Prisoner No. 468/64.
Ahmed Kathrada passed away at 87 years old.