“Everybody is in a state of shock,” said Ahmed Kathrada Foundation spokesperson Neeshan Balton, who was on his way to the small town for the funeral later on Friday.
Sixty-five-year old Yunus Kathrada, and his 28-year-old son, also Ahmed, were killed in the robbery in Schweizer-Reneke – the late anti-apartheid veteran’s birthplace.
Police Sergeant Kelebogile Moleko said the cleric had just returned home at 21:00 and was opening the security gate when two people attacked him.
“They shot him in the chest,” said Moleko.
His mother Feroza screamed inside the house and her husband tried to run after the attackers.
“The other suspect shot him in his head and he died on the scene,” she said.
Kathrada’s grandnephew died in hospital.
His mother was treated for shock.
“The police are working so hard,” Moleko said, referring to the investigation to track down the killers. DM