IN PICTURES: The life of Ahmed Kathrada

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Former president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada.

Former president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada.

JOHANNESBURG - Ahmed Kathrada, whose life was dedicated to the struggle for freedom of the black masses in South Africa passed away on Tuesday morning in Johannesburg after a brief illness.

Kathrada had been in hospital for nearly a month after undergoing surgery.

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, which he founded, continues to work towards promoting ‘the values, rights and principles enshrined in the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa’.

Kathrada is survived by his life partner, Barbara Hogan.