President Jacob Zuma says he will not be attending Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service and funeral in compliance with the wishes of the stalwart’s family.
The struggle icon died at the age of 87 on Tuesday.
Ramaphosa, however, is expected to read Kathrada's eulogy.
Before proceedings get underway, a political tribute will be delivered by former President Kgalema Motlanthe, who is also a part of the foundation.
Kathrada will be buried according to Muslim rites.
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