The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation assembled with family and companions at Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery to recognize the one year commemoration of the struggle stalwart’s demise.
Just before he kicked the bucket, Kathrada kept in touch with ex-president Jacob Zuma, requesting that he resign.
Former anti-apartheid activist Sophia Williams-de Bruyn said Kathrada would be happy with the government of today.
“Today, Kathrada must be rejoicing in the afterlife because of the change that has taken place – and for what he believed in his values and integrity,” de Bruyn added.
De Bruyn says the new administration is now going to honour Kathrada by being competent and make right by the wrongs of the past.