Former National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has called on all South Africans to continue with the fight for a non-racial and equal society. He says freedom fighters like the late Ahmed Kathrada have paved a way which needs more heroes and heroines in society to carry on.
Sisulu was addressing family and friends of Kathrada during his first anniversary since his passing last year. He says he will always remember and cherish the life and times of Ahmed Kathrada which he shared with his late father, Walter Sisulu.
“And Tata got on very well with Kathy because of what they both believed in. They both believed in the invincibility of human beings. They both believed freedom, how difficult it was, will come. They also believed that human beings are human beings wherever they are and must not degenerate to something that is less than a human being.”
The widow of struggle icon Barbara Hogan says even though Kathrada wrote the letter to Former President Jacob Zuma, requesting that he resign, he knew he was not going to be popular to some within the African National Congress. However she says, Uncle Kathy felt the need to express his unhappiness with the direction the governing party was taking.
“We know that Kathy, under great difficulty wrote that letter, when he finally found and believed that it was correct to speak out and that letter had a lot of impact and it was a shelter to many people who felt the same way.” Click below for more on the story: