Ahmed Kathrada

Born a shopkeeper's son in the rural town of Schweizer-Reneke, Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada became the trusted confidante of some of the most prominent political figures in South Africa's struggle history, among them Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. Politically active at the age of 10, and joining the Young Communists' League at 14, Kathrada - or 'Kathy', as friends and family affectionately call him - devoted his life to the freedom struggle in South Africa. In 1964, along with Nelson Mandela and...See more