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Public encouraged to send Struggle Stalward Ahmed Kathrada well wishes

Written by: diannem

Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s (87) recovery from his operation has been “slower than hoped for”.

Kathrada was hospitalised on March 4th for surgery related to blood clotting on the brain.

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Director Neeshan Balton said that the veteran had “experienced several health-related setbacks making the prognosis of his illness unpredictable”.

“We have been overwhelmed by the immense support, both from within South Africa and abroad. We continue asking for your prayers during this period, both for Mr Kathrada and his family and friends

Neeshan Balton, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Director

He indicated that members of the public were welcome to post their ‘get well soon’ on the Foundation’s specially set up Facebook page – Well Wishes to Uncle Kathy, or by emailing info@kathradafoundation.org.

"We have also had requests from people about where they can leave cards bearing messages of support, or flowers. This can be dropped off at the Foundation’s offices (Signet Terrace Office Park, Block B, Suite 2 - 19 Guinea-Fowl Street, Ext 1, Lenasia). All of the messages that we have received will be collated and passed on to the family.”

Neeshan Balton, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Director

_Kathrada, a tireless activist for non-racialism and Constitutionalism, is one of three Rivonia Trialists still alive today; the other two being Andrew Mlangeni and _Denis Goldberg.




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