Praising Winnie in her death is hypocritical , family tells SA government

Posted April 15, 2018

Winnie who was referred to as the anti-apartheid icon was honored at Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa.

"I am here Mama to express my condolences to your biological children whom I know, and the rest of Madikizela and Mandela family". Without the distortions.' It is not two years since I uttered those words and already they're coming true.

"Let us honour her memory by pledging here that we will dedicate all our resources, all our efforts, all our energy to the empowerment of the poor and vulnerable. I'll propose that you be bestowed the highest honour of Seaparankwe Isithwalandwe", said Ramaphosa. "Zenani's tears revealed Mam' Winnie's wounds", Ramaphosa said.

The documentary, however, lacks balance because its ultimate aim is to clear Madikizela-Mandela's name.

Madikizela Mandela's young sister, Zukiswa Madikizela described her sister as fearless, courageous, loving and good at street fighting.

She said those who vilified her mother should not for one moment think that the family would forget that. It was the kind of "double-standard" that obscured the contribution of women in South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle. Dalindyebo is a traditional leader from the area where Mandela hails from. It seems to have succeeded among many this week, by clearing the dark clouds that still hung over Madikizela-Mandela's head. The King called on the people to emulate Madikizela Mandela, saying: "More Winnies must rise".

Ramaphosa said Madikizela-Mandela 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.

She said Madikizela Mandela suffered at the brutality of the Apartheid government and humiliation.

"Yet, throughout, she endured".

She expressed her "profound dismay about my mother's public story of the past 25 years".

Soon after, she met Nelson Mandela at a bus stop in Soweto, when she was 22, and they tied the knot in the summer of 1958. She said Madkizela Mandela showed them lots of love to them.

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Madikizela Mandela's daughter Zenani, broke down on the podium while paying her last respects to her mother. They miscalculated greatly because in truth, they sent her to live among her people - to share in their trials, tribulations and hardships, to share their hopes and aspirations, and to draw courage from their daily struggle against the tyranny of racial subjugation.

"As we bid her farewell, we are forced to admit that too often as she rose, she rose alone".

She vowed she had no part in the murders, when appearing before Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, and she was later given a fine.

Her life was dedicated to the unity of the oppressed of all nations.

'The years of imprisonment hardened me, ' she said. "Much of what my mother has been constantly asked to account for is simply ignored when it comes to her male counterparts".

The leader of the South African opposition political party Julius Malema praised the late struggle icon.

Madikizela-Mandela's legacy, however, was later tarnished.

Among the many mourners was Naomi Campbell, who struggled to hold back her rears as she delivered a moving speech during the ceremony in Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.

She was the ex-wife of the late Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.

She was recognized by many memorializing Madikizela-Mandela being a power.