Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kader Asmal remembered in Cape Town

Lusanda Bill
30 June 2011

ANC stalwart Kader Asmal was today remembered at an official memorial service at the Cape Town City Hall.

Many came to remember Asmal who has been described as a loving husband, father, grandfather, lawyer, academic, politician and champion of human rights and democracy.

The memorial service was attended by members of government including Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe, Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel who was also the programme director, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille, Zanele Mbeki, and Western Cape provincial ANC chairperson Marius Fransman to name a few.

Tributes to Asmal were given by a friend from Ireland Mr Garry Kilgallen, Mr Pieter-Dirk Uys, Dr Cassius Lubisi and Judge Yvonne Mokgoro and many more.

His wife Louise Asmal paid tribute to his husband saying “its now our time to continue the work of fighting for human rights”.

Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe in his tribute said “Professor Kader Asmal lived his life to realise this system of thought that put much store by human rights, equality and dignity, in political, social and economic outlook.

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