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Veteran anti-apartheid activist Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Ahmed Kathrada, seen here speaking at his close friend Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

By: Sarwar Alam

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist AhmedKathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela for treason, died on Tuesday (28) after complications following surgery, his foundation said on Twitter. “Ahmed Kathrada has passed on. Details to follow,” the Kathrada Foundation said just before 6am local time (0400GMT). Affectionately known as Uncle Kathy, the 87-year-old liberation struggle stalwart was hospitalised in Johannesburg earlier in March after surgery to relieve blood clotting on the brain. On Monday, the Foundation said his condition had deteriorated rapidly and was “serious” with pneumonia affecting both lungs. Kathrada, who dedicated his life to fighting the…

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