'The only way we can honour Ahmed Kathrada is to follow in his footsteps'

A private funeral ceremony for the late Ahmed Kathrada will be held according to Muslim religions rights, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation remembers him as one of the most selfless individuals in the country's history.

Foundation board member Edward Kieswetter says the anti-apartheid activist continued to fight the rights of South Africans and non-racialism until the very end.

Kieswetter has urged South Africans to live on Kathrada's legacy by emulating his values, conviction and selfless character.

The only way we can honour Ahmed Kathrada is to follow in his footsteps.

Edward Kieswetter, board member of The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

The legacy of Ahmed Kathrada is his immense ability to demonstrate a level of integrity that we lack in civil society and leadership. A level of deep and selfless humility.

Edward Kieswetter, board member of The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

He was committed to a cause that he was committed to die for, that cause did not end when he came out of Robben Island.

Edward Kieswetter, board member of The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

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Meanwhile, the Gatesville Mosque in Cape Town will dedicate its Friday prayers programme this week to the memory and legacy of the iconic stalwart.

Ahmed has left an indelible impression on the footprints of time.

Sataar Parker, Spokesperson and Chairman of the Board of Trust at Gatesville Mosque

Gatesville Mosque spokesperson Sataar Parker explains that everyone is welcome to attend and pay their respects at 12:30pm.


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