OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
On the eve of Freedom Month a great struggle hero has fallen. As we mourn the death of Ahmed Kathrada we do so as in the spontaneous outpouring of grief in South Africa and elsewhere and is testimony to the reverence and admiration he inspired.
As one of the founding fathers of democratic South Africa, he provided a healing touch to a people bruised by decades of subjugation and violence. In doing so, he embraced the path of truth and reconciliation. He nurtured the next generation of leaders who were actively engaged in the struggle to ensure a smooth succession and continuity. His towering presence and stature was a source of reassurance to a world facing a crisis of leadership. His departure has left a deep void. History will recall with gratitude his enormous contribution to humanity. His legacy and the principles to which he dedicated his life will continue to inspire generations to follow. We take time to reflect on the ideals and values that he and his generation stood for.
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Mr. Joe Mafela His demise has left a huge void in the entertainment industry. A legendary actor, songwriter, playwright and businessman and having received numerous awards including, but not limited to, the best actor in comedy at the South African Film and Television Awards. Freedom Park pays tribute to this giant of a man who could connect with all citizens of this country.
May the Almighty grant his family, his friends as well as his colleagues in the entertainment industry the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude. He will always be a source of inspiration to all South Africans.