A fiery send-off for the mother of the nation Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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Winnie-Madikizela Mandela's daughters delivered fiery, stinging tributes, bordering on the issue of how their mother was "betrayed" but it was Malema's utterances that drew the most attention. What do I tell them; what about those who killed their husbands for selfish gains?

Malema's speech brought the thousands of mourners at the capacity filled 40,000-seat stadium paying their last respects chanting "mother of the nation" in support of his speech.

She also questioned why men in the struggle weren't subjected to the same scrutiny, and said, "double standards obscure the huge efforts of women" in the struggle.

Madikizela-Mandela's grandchild, Zondwa Mandela said her death was a "wound" that would never heal, adding that Madikizela-Mandela was a hero who sacrificed her own life for the betterment of her people.

Reports of a scuffle between Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and members of the police's VIP protection unit at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral have emerged.

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Javadekar also blamed the Aam Aadmi Party in his conference and said that they are trying to create tensions in the country. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and data of the text.


"We see you in your suits, sell-outs".

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. "They just multiply into millions of red flowers of love", Malema said amid loud cheers. At the funeral service held on 14 April at Orlando stadium, Malema visibly tore into the ANC leaders whom he said they claimed Winnie was now theirs yet they disowned her.

Today Malema is Zuma's bitterest political enemy, and his joining the fight to oust Zuma from the presidency was a bittersweet victory for the young opposition leader.

He was followed by family and other dignitaries who attended the internment after a drive from the Orlando Stadium.

The EFF leader recognised former presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Thabo Mbeki at the beginning of his speech, with special salutations to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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