The Kathrada Foundation will take members of the Democratic Alliance to Robben Island to fulfill the wishes of late struggle activist Ahmed Kathrada.
Kathrada wanted the leadership of all opposition parties to tour Robben Island. The visit members of the DA follows the 28th anniversary of the release of most of the Rivonia Trial prisoners (October 15).
Neeshan Balton, Executive Director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, said Kathrada indicated that he would like to take the leadership of opposition parties for a tour of Robben Island before his death.
Kathrada had over the years conducted some 300 trips to the Island with guests from around the world.
“He felt that it was essential that the EFF and DA, especially the younger leadership within their party ranks, understand that depth of struggle associated with our history, in some ways symbolised by Robben Island.”