Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kader Asmal's Passing

By Kailene Pillay

African National Congress veteran and Human Rights activist, Dr Kader Asmal has passed away yesterday June 22nd 2011, after suffering a serious heart attack. Asmal was admitted into Constantiaberg Medi Clinic for a stomach ailment.

Growing up in Stanger, North of Durban, Asmal met Chief Albert Luthuli who inspired him towards Human Rights. Asmal was a great leader and contributed immensely to the upliftment in education and improving Human Rights in South Africa. He lectured in Human Rights Law at the University of Western Cape.

Asmal had a strong opposition to the Protection of Information Bill and urged all South Africans to reject the bill.

Asmal's wish was to be cremated in a private ceremony amongst close family members.
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