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

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.

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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