Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday in Johannesburg. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada talks during a tribute to his close friend and former South African President Nelson Mandela at Gandhi Hall on Dec. 8, 2013, in Johannesburg. Kathrada died on Tuesday at 87. Marco Longari /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

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Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel allegedly told two of his classmates at Stanford that he thought South Africa's apartheid was "a sound economic system." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A mine worker sings and dances during a gathering at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Some 270 miners were charged with murder Thursday in connection with the deaths of 34 of their striking colleagues. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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