The Embassy joins millions of South Africans who have been touched by the demise of Rivonia Treason Trialist and stalwart of the liberation struggle for a free and democratic South Africa, Mr Ahmed Kathy” Kathrada, who sadly passed away in hospital this morning.
"Uncle Kathy" was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island prison along former President Nelson Mandela and Mr Walter Sisulu. He was one of the longest serving political prisoners in the country.
The African National Congress bestowed its highest honour, Isithwalandwe/Seaparankoe on Mr Kathrada in 1992 for his selfless dedication to the struggle for a free democratic non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.
The South African Embassy sends its deepest condolences to his wife and family,our government and its people and his political home, the African National Congress, which Uncle Kathy served selflessly throughout his adult life.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE!