Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela, visits the Nelson Mandela Foundations Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg, on December 7, 2013.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has declared a special official funeral for Ahmed Kathrada.
Kathrada died in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
The funeral will take place at Westpark cemetery on Wednesday.
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The icon's family has asked for a private ceremony.
Government will host an official memorial service for the anti-apartheid stalwart at a later date.
It will be led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.