Cape Town - SASCOC has joined the rest of the nation in
mourning struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada who passed away on Tuesday after a short illness.
Kathrada fought a long and brave anti-apartheid battle during the
struggle and he became a political activist at the early age of 12 when
he joined the Young Communist League of South Africa.
After the unbanning of the ANC in February 1990, Kathrada served on
the interim leadership committees of both the ANC and the South African
Kathrada also achieved many awards which included: the
Isitwalandwe Award (the ANC’s highest possible accolade) whilst still in
prison he received four Honorary Doctorates, was voted 46th in the Top
100 Great South Africans in 2004 and was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya
Samman by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in 2005.
SASCOC Chief Executive Officer, Tubby Reddy grieved the loss of a
stalwart and conveyed his heartfelt condolences.
“We commend Mr Kathrada
for his contribution to the nation as a whole during and after the
struggle. As the macro sports body of South Africa, we hope the legacy
he left behind will be carried forward in similar fashion.”