Tributes Pour In Celebrating Ahmed Kathrada's Life

Politicians and civil society took to social media on Tuesday to pay tribute to the struggle hero.

From political parties to civil society, social media is awash with tributes to the struggle icon, Ahmed Kathrada, who died early on Monday morning.

The anti-apartheid activist died after a short illness, and a memorial service has been arranged for Tuesday morning.

The African National Congress said his life was a lesson in humility, tolerance and resilience.

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation said that he was so committed to principle, he refused to be broken by harassment, torture or imprisonment.

President Thabo Mbeki's statement.

— Scapegoat (@AndiMakinana) March 28, 2017

Opposition parties and MPs also paid tribute.

— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) March 28, 2017

Civil society also joined the chorus of tributes.

We mourn the loss of #UncleKathy - he gave so much to bring us here. Its up to us to continue the journey towards equality and human dignity

— CASAC (@CASACZA) March 28, 2017

Mr. K, Uncle Kathy, Ahmed #Kathrada - a great, decent human being, a mensch and political leader who loved life, laughing and Barbara Hogan.

— Zackie Achmat (@ZackieAchmat) March 28, 2017

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