Ahmed Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, Died at 87

  Activist, Politician

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.