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EFF holds memorial service to honour Madikizela-Mandela

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela Mandela smiles as she leaves the Nelson Mandela foundation after a memorial briefing for anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada on 28 March 2017 Mourners gather at Orlando Stadium for Madikizela-Mandela memorial
Jordan Brady | 12 April, 2018, 01:02

People attend a memorial service for the late anti-apartheid stalwart Winnie Madikizela Mandela at Orlando Stadium on April 11, 2018 in Johannesburg.

"The mother of the nation is gone".

Mr Winky Boy recalled how he was in Jabulani Stadium when Zizi Mandela read a letter from her father, former president Nelson Mandela, acknowledging his receipt of the Nobel peace prize in 1985 at a UDF rally.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's "life's work of returning the land to the people is non-negotiable", ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said.

Winnie Mandela's funeral will be held in the same football stadium on Saturday, with more singing, more dancing and more eulogies for a woman who unarguably helped change South Africa.

A family statement announcing her death described her as "one of the greatest icons of the struggle against apartheid" who had "sacrificed her life for the freedom of the country".

"Memorial and prayer services have been held around the country to honour and pay respect to the struggle icon".

At her memorial service in Orlando on Wednesday‚ speaker after speaker sang the praises of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‚ who the nation learnt her family had nicknamed Big Mommy.

"I had seen her, I was here in 1974 when she came to the schools and said we were marching out".

The keynote address at today's memorial is being delivered by David Mabuza, South Africa's deputy president.

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Ms Madikizela-Mandela steadfastly denied any knowledge of any killings.

In a speech, Molewa quoted Madikizela Mandela from an interview she had given in 1987.

"I can tell you that 90% of that stuff was utter rubbish and figments of my very fertile imagination and/or a ballooning of information I received from intelligence-gatherers at Soweto security branch". Not long after, she met ANC activist Nelson Mandela and the couple married in 1958, forming one of the most storied unions of the 21st century.

Mandela was referencing the white residents of those neighbourhoods who she still considered the opposition.

Madikizela-Mandela had two children with former president Nelson Mandela.

Mananki Joyce Seipei, the mother of a boy whose kidnapping Winnie was convicted of in 1991, was reportedly encouraged by the ANC to attend Wednesday's event.

"While the facts are worth knowing, I want to know why she got up each morning for a nation that still has huge disparities between its people".

For years, she was routinely harassed by apartheid-state security forces, imprisoned and tortured.

She was also accused of running a mafia-style gang responsible for multiple murders and beatings in Soweto, and of endorsing "necklacing" - killing suspected informers with burning tires put over their heads.

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