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ANCYL condemns political posturing at Kathrada funeral

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday came out in defence of President Jacob Zuma who was barred from the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, saying funerals of struggle icons should not be used for “political posturing”. On Wednesday at the struggle icon’s funeral, former president Kgalema Motlanthe received a […]

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Zuma postpones Cabinet meeting

JOHANNESBURG, March 29 – President Jacob Zuma has postponed the start of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting “to later this afternoon” to enable members to attend the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, the Presidency said. “President Jacob Zuma has again expressed deep sadness and extended his heartfelt condolences to former Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan and […]

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Ahmed Kathrada to be laid to this morning

JOHANNESBURG, March 29 (ANA) – African National Congress (ANC) struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at the Westpark Cemetery, Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg. The former Robben Island prisoner affectionately known as “uncle Kathy” died in hospital on Tuesday after a short illness following surgery to the brain. Kathrada was 87. […]