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Mixed reactions to Motlanthe's eulogy at Ahmed Kathrada's funeral

29 March 2017 2:39 PM

Loud cheers could be heard from the crowds when former president Kgalema Motlanthe read from struggle icon, Kathrada's letter

Former president, Kgalema Motlanthe has received both praised and criticism from the public when he read a quote from a letter Ahmed Kathrada's wrote, asking President Jacob Zuma to resign last year.

“It would be disingenuous to pay tribute to the life of comrade Ahmed Kathrada and pretend that he was not deeply disturbed by the current post-apartheid failure of politics.” read Motlanthe.

Motlhanthe received a standing ovation from the crowds at the funeral.

This is how some twitter users reacted:

WATCH: The moment Mothlante quoted Kathrada’s letter calling on the president to resign

For more listener reaction listen to the audio below:

29 March 2017 2:39 PM