Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

African leaders urged to emulate, sustain Winnie Mandela's legacies

African leaders urged to emulate, sustain Winnie Mandela's legacies

Political battles played out at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral, as some leaders were booed and old rivalries were hashed out in tribute speeches to the global icon.The special state official funeral was held at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, following the 81-year old's passing in hospital on April 2.

She said Madikizela-Mandela had made a choice to raise her own family and the larger family of South Africa as her contribution to the struggle, but had always reminded her children that they were the most important people in her life. The reignition of her legacy has reigned supreme with women everywhere wearing black and power doeks.

"Lies had became part of the narrative of her life".

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Then he lashed out at executives of the ruling ANC's women's league who also disowned Winnie Mandela at a time she was leading the group, then again he added: "Ma, I'm waiting for a signal on how we should treat them".

Give us a sign Mama", said Malema.Ramaphosa, who delivered the eulogy, not only acknowledged some of the accusations levelled by Malema against the ANC but also apologised for the party having failed to honour the iconic political activist and long-time party member while she was still alive."She bandaged our wounds. She died in Johannesburg two weeks ago after a long illness.

Gqubule says she will be approaching the High court to request that the intelligence services release historical documents dating back to 1966 to indicate that she has not been paid by anyone other than her employer.

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According to the press secretary, Dr Alfredo Hengari, Madikizela-Mandela was bestowed with the most brilliant order of the Sun first class in 2015 on August 26 at the Heroes Acre.

For someone whose truth I knew so little about‚ Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's death has evoked a sense of "wokeness" in me that I never knew existed. Her legacy is established and firmly rooted among our people.

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