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:
@Azania_ cnt we just go to funerals & mourn? all these ANC leaders who failed to improve the ANC in their times must shoosh, factional!— day dreamer (@seja2000) March 29, 2017
WATCH: The moment Mothlante quoted Kathrada’s letter calling on the president to resign
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