Viewpoint: Ahmed Kathrada, Veteran Communist and National Liberation Icon in South Africa, Dies at 87

Former political prisoner served time for political work alongside Nelson Mandela and others

Article by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, on the passing of African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) veteran Ahmed Kathrada. A memorial was held for Kathrada on March 29. The liberation movement icon joined the struggle in 1941 and served for over twenty years along with Nelson Mandela as a political prisoner in South Africa. This report was published by News Ghana based in West Africa.

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