On behalf of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University community of South Africa we would like offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends and members of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on the passing away of Dr Kathrada.

Dr Kathrada will be remembered for his dedicated selfless service towards the eradication of racialism and the building of a society where human dignity is upheld. He will be remembered not only for the way he spear headed initiatives in the country but more so for the person he was. For all the challenges he faced in his life he exemplified, like Madiba the spirit of forgiveness and the commitment to move forward in building a value based and harmonious society. As a leader, he was courageous, consistent, caring and humble so that all people in the community felt his care and concern.

Our understanding is that the soul is now surrounded and held in God’s light and love. Our meditations of love and gratitude for his life will support his onward journey. May this offer comfort to his family, friends and comrades who will surely feel the loss of his presence and support.

The Brahma Kumaris community will continue to offer our support in the work of the Kathrada Foundation.