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Zuma attacked at South Africa freedom icon's funeral

Mar 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In a fiery eulogy former president Kgalema Motlanthe says Kathrada was deeply disturbed by the current post apartheid failure of politics

JACOB ZUMA. South African President Jacob Zuma answers questions at the South African Parliament, on September 13, 2016, in Cape Town. File photo by Rodger Bosch/ AFP

Zuma skips funeral of South Africa anti-apartheid icon

Mar 29, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Zuma will not attend the funeral of celebrated South African anti apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada who in recent years had become fiercely critical of the government

This file photo taken on November 15, 2016 shows South African president Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/File

Nelson Mandela laid to rest

Dec 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED His burial in the rural village of Qunu where he spent his early childhood closes the final chapter on a towering public figure and global symbol of freedom and hope

FINAL FAREWELL. Candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013.  AFP / Pool / Odd Andersen