Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa's Zuma asked to stay away

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family.

Mr Zuma had ordered the national flag to fly at half-mast following his death and had postponed a cabinet meeting so that officials could attend the funeral.

However, Mr Zuma did not attend the funeral and would not attend a memorial service later this week "in compliance with the wishes of the family," a government statement said.

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