ANC Women's League held a memorial service for Mam'Winnie

Joanna Estrada
April 15, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa with Zenani Mandela-Dlamini and Zindzi Mandela at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral in Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

"You said we must go back to the ANC. Betrayers, sell-outs! We see you!"

Some of those who sold you out to the regime are here.

"Winnie Mandela is our mother". And what is amusing mama, is that they are crying the loudest than us who cared for you.

"If it is true that the ANC want to honour you, let them name Cape Town Airport after Winnie Mandela."

Malema was overshadowed momentarily by a frenzy of booing, when he said that those who sold her out to the apartheid regime were present at the stadium. (The ANC) of the same people who sold you out.?

Also in attendance was global model Naomi Campbell, who has had close ties with the Mandela family ever since the late Nelson Mandela's release in 1990 when she met him for the first time in NY that same year.

We know that Mam'Winnie has definitely multiplied.

- Julius Malema, EFF leaderAll those who resigned from the NEC from the Women's League because they said they could not associate with a "criminal", they are here.

She added that women were always inquisitive to know more about the stalwart and always desired to follow in her footsteps.

"uMama Winnie did not set herself apart from the people", Dlamini said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke of Mam" Winnie as an "enduring woman', who despite everything that she faced, she carried on.

She called for women to be at the forefront of "rebuilding ANC structures".

"You fought for what you believed was right, possessed only by your love for our people and the restoration of their dignity", he said. What must I tell them?

Malema spoke of why the EFF attended Madikizela-Mandela's funeral: "The entire leadership... is here because they proudly associated with you and what you stood for while you were still alive, they looked for solutions and guidance from you".

"She remains our conscience".

"The spirit of Mama Winnie must unite the ANC", he said.

As the funeral came to an end a large rain storm descended upon Soweto, as Madikizela-Mandela's casket was transported to the Fourways Memorial Park, where a private ceremony was to be held.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER