Madikizela-Mandela was 'proud, defiant,' wounded

14 April, 2018, 22:12 | Author: Jason Torres
  • South Africa's Winnie Mandela to be laid to rest in state funeral

Thousands of mourners have crowded into a stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, where the campaigner is being given a high-level send-off.

2003 saw Winnie Mandela convicted of fraud and theft in 2003 over a bank loan scam that would further tarnish her rich legacy.

The model told mourners that Madikizela-Mandela was "a heroine of a whole continent".

But she was later shunned by the political elite for endorsing punishment killings for government informers.

Madikizela Mandela's daughter Zenani, broke down on the podium while paying her last respects to her mother. While the pain she endured during the years could not be forgiven, she did not allow it to break her spirit and humanity. "We could have told her the praises while she was alive", Zezani said. He apologised for only belatedly recognising her contribution.

At my mother's 80th birthday in September 2016, I said: 'One day, the story of how you fought back so valiantly against that bad and powerful regime will be told.

Many memorializing Madikizela-Mandela have recognized her as a political force in her own right.

She was born in 1936 in the Eastern Cape - then known as Transkei - and was a trained social worker when she met Nelson Mandela in the 1950s.

They were married for a total of 38 years.

They were married for 38 years, although for nearly three decades of that time they were separated, due to Mr Mandela's imprisonment in the then apartheid enclave. Without the distortions.' It is not two years since I uttered those words and already they're coming true.

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In death, Madikizela-Mandela was finally being recognised as the warrior, one who had to make hard decisions about how struggle was to be conducted inside the country, on streets rendered ungovernable.

She says, if Winnie, if our Zanyiwe, if our mother of freedom was on trial till the end, she will get justice for her children.

But Mrs Madikizela-Mandela also found herself mired in scandal for decades.

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

I stand here this morning to both mourn my mother and also, like you, to celebrate her life.

Mourners broke into another liberation song chanting in Xhosa: "this is the Winnie we know".

Malema called out people who attacked Madikizela-Mandela during her lifetime‚ first lashing out at the former leaders of the United Democratic Front (UDF) who held a press conference during Apartheid to disassociate themselves with her.

During the dark days of apartheid, Orlando Stadium in Soweto was always often associated with politicians delivering fiery speeches - and today was no different.

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 spoke of many thoughts she had about how the revolutionary ideals and morality of her movement should be restored and not be undermined by corruption and self-enrichment".

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