SACP and Foundation defy Zuma‚ go ahead with Kathrada memorial service
Penwell Dlamini | 2017-03-31 16:30:25.0
The Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela Foundations briefing the media on the cancellation of Ahmed Kathrada’s state memorial service, which was meant to have taken place Saturday.
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The SACP in Gauteng and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will go ahead with a memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada on Saturday despite President Jacob Zuma cancelling the event.
Earlier today the government cancelled the memorial with giving any reasons.
“The South African Communist Party Gauteng Province and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will hold their own memorial service‚ following the government cancellation of comrade Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service‚” the SACP said on Friday afternoon.
“The SACP and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation were looking forward to attending the government memorial service‚ which was planned to be held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus‚ but was cancelled at the eleventh hour.”
The SACP and the foundation said that “if the memorial service is not held tomorrow‚ it may perhaps never be held”.