Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has honoured the legacy of late apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada, and praised his sacrifice.
Kathdrada passed away on March 28 from complications of a cerebral embolism at the age of 87. During his life, the anti-apartheid activist was put in prison for close to 30 years for taking a stand politically against the racist policies of the time.
He would go on to form a good bond with former president and icon Nelson Mandela, and worked in the ANC in various guises after his release.
As such, Motaung has recognised the sacrifices that Kathrada made. He told the club’s official website: “Kathrada was a remarkable person. A man who gave his life for the struggle to fight apartheid.
“It’s unfortunate to see how an era is coming to an end of the people who have championed our cause and suffered immensely for it, like the Rivonia Trialists.
“He was a person with a strong mind, but also somebody who was very humble and who had a great sense of humour. I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.”