Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, March 29 commencing at 10am at the Westpark Cemetery, Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg.

Members of the public and the media are welcome to attend the funeral ceremony.

The programme will include a political tribute session starting at 10am organised by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Former President of South Africa and Board member of the Kathrada Foundation, Kgalema Motlanthe will speak at the event. Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Sophie Williams-de Bruyn, a former Robben Island prisoner, and a family member will also address the mourners.

This will be followed by the ritual Muslim funeral prayer rites, which will commence at 11.30am at the cemetery. This will be followed by the final burial rites.

Media briefing                                              

At 10am today (March 28), the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Director Neeshan Balton will address the media at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 107 Central Street, Houghton.

Details of the funeral will be outlined.

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Condolence sites

Condolence messages can be sent to

Condolence books will in the next few hours be placed at several sites:

1. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

Signet Terrace Office Park

Block B, Suite 2

19 Guinea Fowl Street, Ext 1, Lenasia

2. The Nelson Mandela Foundation

107 Central Street


3. Office of the Premier of Gauteng

30 Simmonds Street


4. Gauteng Provincial Legislature

43 Rissik Street




General enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)11 854 0082
Fax: +27 (0)11 852 8786

Media enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)78 547 4981

Youth enquiries:


Signet Terrace Office Park,
Block B, Suite 2
19 Guinea-Fowl Street
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827
South Africa

P.O. Box 10621
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1820
South Africa


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of deepening non-racialism,
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Republic of South Africa;

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