Council on International Relations – Palestine mourned Ahmed Kathrada who died on Tuesday in Johannesburg.
The Cir said in a press release that the Palestinian people lost a truly friend who stood by Palestine, especially in the prisoners’ issue.
The council conveyed its sincere condolences to Kathrada’s family, president Jacob Zuma, the people of South Africa and ANC, saying that the Palestinian people is still fighting for their freedom as the people of South Africa did to achieve peace and freedom.
Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison, many of them alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela, for resisting the apartheid system of white minority rule in South Africa, died on Tuesday in Johannesburg. He was 87.