Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela for treason, died on Tuesday after complications following surgery, his foundation said on Twitter.
"Ahmed Kathrada has passed on. Details to follow," the Kathrada Foundation said just before 6am local time (0400GMT).
Affectionately known as "Uncle Kathy", the 87-year-old liberation struggle stalwart was hospitalised in Johannesburg earlier in March after surgery to relieve blood clotting on the brain.
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