Winnie Mandela laid to rest in Soweto

14 April, 2018, 20:16 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Mourners line the streets of Soweto as a hearse carrying the body of Winnie Mandela makes its way through the township

Relatives carry the casket containing the body of the late Winnie Mandela at her house in Soweto in Johannesburg on April 13, 2018.

South Africa's president has paid an emotional tribute to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, pledging to propose that she receive the ruling African National Congress' highest honor.

He says the detention, torture and years of banishment that Madikizela-Mandela endured "emboldened" her as a political activist, but also inflicted "deep wounds" that never healed and went largely ignored by many peers.

"She bore witness to our struggling". Even though I didn't know her in person, we love our mother.

He recited Maya Angelou's poem "Nonetheless I Rise".

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memory must be honoured by a pledge "that we will dedicate all our resources, all our efforts, all our energy to the empowerment of the poor and vulnerable", President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

She reminded the crowd that when her father‚ Nelson Mandela‚ was imprisoned‚ it was her mother who kept his name alive.

Heads of state joined the five-hour celebration of the highly effective determine who will likely be buried as a nationwide hero following energetic debate over how she ought to be remembered after her dying on April 2 at age 81.

Her daughter, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, was among the speakers at the funeral. Praising her now in her death show how hypocritical we are as a nation.

On Saturday, a 21-gun salute will be fired and a full honour guard is expected to escort Winnie's remains to her final resting place. When Madikizela-Mandela returned from exile she turned concerned with a gaggle of younger males generally known as the Mandela United Soccer Membership.

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In 1991, a court found Ms Madikizela-Mandela guilty of the boy's kidnapping and assault and sentenced her to six years in jail.

EFF leader Julius Malema took a swipe at some of the ANC leaders for having sold out struggle icon and stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and lambasted the ANC Women's league for having rejected her as a criminal who could not lead it.

"Mama was a good person, I used to live with her - in December 1986 to April 1988", said Mkhabane, who travelled from Free State to attend the funeral.

Often called the "Mother of the Nation" and "Mama Winnie", Ms Madikizela-Mandela fought to keep South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle in the global spotlight while her husband, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned. Her reputation was tainted by accusations of human rights violations that seemed sometimes at odds with Mandela's fight for inclusiveness.

Foreign dignitaries at the funeral include the leaders of Namibia, Swaziland and the Republic of Congo, as well as American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

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