Kader Asmal, Anti-Apartheid Hero and former Education Minister dies aged 76

Kader Asmal, anti-apartheid hero and former education minister died on Wednesday in Cape Town, aged 76, following a heart attack.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has paid tribute to Asmal, saying: “He served his people and his nation, without a thought of self-enrichment or aggrandisement. He added substance and vigour to whatever he did, from the international anti-apartheid movement, to the negotiations that gave birth to our democratic nation, and later, our constitution; and from the cabinets in which he served under presidents (Nelson) Mandela and (Thabo) Mbeki, to the generations of academics and students he inspired, from Trinity College in Ireland to the University of the Western Cape.”

To learn more about his life, please visit the Link Community Development website.

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