Denis Goldberg and Aaron Motsoaledi bid farewell to Kathrada

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation confirmed the death of South Africa's struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada in the early hours of Tuesday.

Kathrada's health deteriorated after he underwent minor surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain. He was 87-years-old.

Dr Denis Goldberg says Kathrada was strong and disciplined till the end. Goldberg was tried alongside Ahmed Kathrada, and others during the Rivonia Trial.

He was frail but his voice strong and principled. I feel a terrible sense of loss.

Dr Denis Goldberg

My sympathy to the people who worked very closely with him in his foundation and I wish for them to be strong in upholding everything he stood for.

Dr Denis Goldberg

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies also spoke to Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi about the life of Ahmed Kathrada.

Motsoaledi says Kathrada's death is a loss not only to South Africans but to the whole world.

Listen to Dr Denis Goldberg on the death of Ahmed Kathrada below:

He fought alongside Nelson Mandela so we regard it as a global loss...

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

We are losing icons which are the pillars of our struggle, men who fought the struggle with a lot of honesty and integrity.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister

Listen to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi pays tribute to Ahmed Kathrada:


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