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Ahmed Kathrada loved Whitney Houston And Found Nelson Mandela's 4am Running Annoying

Beneath the legendary activist was a real man with big passions -- who when pushed in an interview confessed about his fellow prisoners' annoying habits.

28/03/2017 08:32 SAST | Updated 28/03/2017 11:02 SAST

As part of the 21 ICONS project, filmmaker Adrian Steirn interviewed Ahmed Kathrada in November 2011 on his love of words and quotations -- which sustained him during his 26-year prison sentence. In this intimate interview Kathrada also spoke about his and Walter Sisulu's love of Whitney Houston and how he found Nelson Mandela's 4am running annoying! In a poignant moment he revealed how the lack of children in their lives affected them. Watch the video.

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