We remember Ahmed Kathrada's emotional goodbye to Madiba

An emotional Ahmed Kathrada gave an emotional last goodbye to his friend, former President Nelson Mandela, after his passing on December 5, 2013.

Kathrada often referred to Walter Sisulu as his father and Mandela, his brother.

Kathrada's moving farewell gripped the nation with his raw emotion and sense of loss. He fondly shared memories of his friend, Mandela.

Kathrada passed away on Tuesday aged 87 after contracting pneumonia after surgery to remove a blood clot to this brain.

Watch his speech at Nelson Mandela's funeral here:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Mandela, Motlanthe, Randera remember 'Uncle Kathy' an activist 'til the end

Mandela, Motlanthe, Randera remember 'Uncle Kathy' an activist 'til the end

The struggle activist, Ahmed Kathrada, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre.

Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada dies

Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada dies

The Kathrada Foundation has confirmed that Kathrada died at the Donald Gordon Hospital on Tuesday morning.

[WATCH] Ahmed Kathrada dies at the age of 87

[WATCH] Ahmed Kathrada dies at the age of 87

Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has passed away at the age of 87. EWN looks at his life, his struggle and his sacrifices.

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

The Kathrada Foundation confirmed his death on Tuesday morning.

Kathrada honoured in inter-faith prayer meeting

Kathrada honoured in inter-faith prayer meeting

The event was held at Lileasleaf Farm, where Rivonia Trialists were arrested.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] What 'The Lost Boys' lays bare about the truth of apartheid atrocities

[LISTEN] What 'The Lost Boys' lays bare about the truth of apartheid atrocities

To see 'The Lost Boys' as a book which merely exposed a paedophilia ring during the 80s is an oversimplistic view, experts explain.

ANC Tshwane says the City's mayor knew of the looted R12 billion

ANC Tshwane says the City's mayor knew of the looted R12 billion

ANC Tshwane spokesperson Bafuze Yabo gives details of their planned action against the City of Tshwane.

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw shares his thoughts on 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book.

'There is no verse in the Quran that says women should cover their faces'

'There is no verse in the Quran that says women should cover their faces'

Dr Taj Hargey says he is advocating for the ban of women wearing burkas in public because they look ridiculous.

[WATCH] Kid goes from 'be a fart machine at work' to 'I love you dad'

[WATCH] Kid goes from 'be a fart machine at work' to 'I love you dad'

Khabazela shares tweets & videos that have gone viral including a parrot that told firefighters the F-word during its rescue.

[LISTEN] IRR believes list of targeted farms is genuine

[LISTEN] IRR believes list of targeted farms is genuine

Institute for Race Relations researches Terence Corrigan explains why they believe the list Afriforum has released is genuine.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.