Ramaphosa vows to go visit Marikana widows at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

The coffin carrying the body of Winnie Madikizela Mandela arrived at Orlando Stadium as funeral proceeding got underway on 14 April 2018

Malema lambastes 'crocodile tears' over Winnie Mandela

"Life is so unfair‚" Malema, clad in all black, said.

"As we enter the era of intensified struggles for economic emancipation, we are inspired by Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who not only embodied the ideals of economic justice for all, but also fought with uncompromising resilience for the aspirations of the downtrodden masses of our people".

He said she wanted the ANC to honour the commitment that is set in the Freedom Charter " that the people should share in the country's wealth and that yes, the land should be shared amongst those who work it and yes that it should be returned and expropriated for the benefit of our people as a whole".

As with her former husband Nelson Mandela's funeral, the rain poured down on the day of Madikizela-Mandela's send-off.

Addressing the 8th African Regional Executive Committee meeting, in Dakar, Senegal last Thursday, the Vice President (Africa) of the Geneva-based Industriall Global Union, Aremu, said "sustaining the legacies of Winnie Mandela amounts to throwing apartheid permanently into the dust-bin of history, failing which Africa risks resurrection of the evil of apartheid which Winnie courageously confronted at immeasurable costs".

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"I am here not to bury Mama, because mothers don't die".

Most of the EFF supporters left the stadium following a blistering tribute to the liberation hero by their commander in chief, Julius Malema. "Only they know why they chose to share the truth now", she said.

Munusamy added that one could see a very deliberate effort by President Cyril Ramaphosa to reach out to the EFF leader Julius Malema during Saturday's funeral for Mam'Winnie.

Addressing scores of mourners at Mama Winnie's memorial service held at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 11 April, Duarte, the deputy secretary-general of the ANC, accused journalists of dishonesty. "They are crying the loudest more than all of us who cared for you‚" he said.

He said that Ramaphosa must rest assured that EFF members in attendance would cheer his speech because they recognised him as the country's president.

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