VIDEO: Funeral details of the late Ahmed Kathrada

    With the passing of struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has released a statement giving details of the funeral arrangements.

    For those who want to attend the funeral to bid farewell to the fallen hero, they can attend the funeral service that will take place on Wednesday 29 March commencing at 10am at the Westpark Cemetery on Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg.

    Also read: We mourn this great Son of Africa, we salute his life’ – ANC on the passing of struggle hero Ahmed Kathrada 

    The foundation announced that this special service is open to all members of the public and media, who wish to attend.

    Beginning at 10am, the foundation has organised a special political tribute session. Among the speakers will be former president of South Africa and board member of the Kathrada Foundation, Kgalema Motlanthe. Sophie Williams-de Bruyn, a well-known steadfast anti-apartheid struggle veteran, as well as a family member and a Robben Island prisoner will all deliver addresses at the service.

    Read: Tributes pour in after the passing of ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada


    At 11.30am, the Muslim funeral prayer rites will commence at the cemetery. Following this will be the official final burial.

    Details of the funeral will be outlined.

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    Condolence sites

    Condolence messages can be sent to

    Condolence books will be placed on several sites within the next few hours:

    The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

    Signet Terrace Office Park, Block B, Suite 2, 19 Guinea Fowl Street, Ext 1, Lenasia

    The Nelson Mandela Foundation

    107 Central Street, Houghton

    Office of the Premier of Gauteng

    30 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg

    Gauteng Provincial Legislature

    43 Rissik Street, Johannesburg

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