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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has left her Soweto home for the last time

14 Avril 2018

"I appreciate many things about her". Unlike many of those who imagine a contested legacy between my father and my mother, we do not have the luxury of such a choice. Her activism led to women's rights becoming enshrined in South Africa's new constitution and also ensuring that the reconciliation process that followed was shaped by women. Her Xhosa name was Nomzamo (She who tries).

She will be buried in Johannesburg. Her research on the high infant mortality rate in a black township was central to her politicization.

She said it was she that convinced Madikizela-Mandela to use Madikizela in her surname so that people will know she was a Madikizela before she was a Mandela, and that she jumped up and down in excitement when she heard the double-barrel surname for the first time on the news.

"Winnie Madikizela-Mandela International Airport is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services".

Winnie's daughters, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini and Zindzi Mandela, and grandson, Zondwa Mandela, are among the speakers at the funeral.

"She was taken away from her children".

Social media erupted and users were appalled by the whole documentary.

She said the media was "complicit in smearing my mother". Her supporters have continued to correct claims that she was responsible for the 1989 death of Stompie Seipei.

As South Africa's and the ANC's president‚ Ramaphosa will deliver the official eulogy for Madikizela-Mandela today. "They didn't approach us for comment, they put up something that's libellous and risky", Harber said.

For Mohammed, she was and would remain a "force multiplier". I feel betrayed by my leaders ... She was one of the people. Since apartheid ended in the 1990s, she served in several government roles, including as a member of parliament and leader of the ruling party's women's league. Her two last birthdays she spent in our school. "She protected both from constant assault from apartheid state".

It took its toll. Recalling a recent conversation with her daughter Zenani Dlamini, he said she cried when she said her mother had lived a hard life.

Ramaphosa finished on Saturday: "She lives on in all of us". Why didn't you do the same to any of her male counterparts and remind the world of the many crimes they committed before they were called saints. She was knocked down, but she always got up. "In the face of exploitation, she was a champion of justice and equality". Loudly and without apology, she spoke truth to power.

South African apartheid was a remorseless system of repression, as a small white minority brutalized an African majority.

"She empowered us and taught us that you should never give up in anything that you do".

"Praising her now that she's gone exhibits what hypocrites you're", she mentioned throughout her speech.

There was also the way she was able to make people feel. But Winnie Mandela refused to break. She fought for freedom and demanded respect. If she is possible then I am possible too.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has left her Soweto home for the last time