Legendary South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away

Ahmed Kathrada

Delhi, 28 March: Legendary South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away, his foundation said on Tuesday.

The struggling activist was 87 years old.

It is learnt that Kathrada is been ill for the last month‚ with his condition deteriorating in the last 24 hours. He was taken in for surgery for surgery linked to blood clotting on the brain.

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Director Neeshan Balton expressed that the veteran had “experienced several post-operation complications‚ rendering his condition serious”.

“Kathrada has contracted pneumonia‚ which has affected both his lungs‚” Balton said. “Despite appropriate medical care‚ his condition is deteriorating.”

Social media is poured with full of grief on the tragic loss.

Wefornews Bureau

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