Rivonia trialist Kathrada on 25 years of freedom ~ Emma Thelwell, News24.
“Chaps, this is goodbye”, former president Nelson Mandela said to Kathrada in the days leading up to his release. But Kathrada said he couldn’t believe it until it actually happened.
After 26 years in prison, Kathrada returned home as a “curiosity” for his children. “They didn’t know what is prison, and if a prisoner is a different type of person. So they touched my head and were very curious about whether I was an actual human being”, he said in an interview published by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
Kathrada said he was “swept into freedom” on a wave of interviews with the media. The first day was “a…
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