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The ANC Youth League mourns the passing of Ahmed Kathrada
28 March 2017
The ANC Youth League has woken up to deeply saddening and heart shattering news that Isithwalandwe/Seaparankwe Cde Ahmed Kathrada is no more. We are deeply shattered because Cde Kathy as he was affectionately known was a revolutionary icon of our liberation struggle, a Rivonia Trialist, a loyal, dedicated and beyond reproach father figure to the youth of this country.
The centrality of our struggle today is to free young people from grinding poverty, unacceptable levels of unemployment and persistent inequalities that continue to perpetuate in our country. To do this, we need an energetic leadership that will drive radical economic struggle that will ultimately transform the economy of this country to benefit the majority of our people who remain at the receiving end of the after effects of the brutal apartheid system which continue to persist till today.
We dip our revolutionary banners in honor of this gallant fighter, a revolutionary till the end and a stalwart of our movement. His death shall not be in vain because for as long as we shall live, his ideals shall continue to perpetuate, we will protect his movement that he loved till his last breath, the African National Congress, we will safeguard its unity and we shall forever be vocal about the need for the ANC to reclaim its hegemony as a leader of society. We will do all we can to make sure that the ANC lives beyond the 105 years that Cde Kathy played a meaningful part in.
ANC Youth League
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