RAMAPHOSA VOWS TO VISIT MARIKANA WITH MALEMA AS PER WIN­NIE'S WISH

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG – Win­nie Madik­ize­laMan­dela was pre­par­ing to take Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa back to Marikana to meet the wid­ows of the mas­sa­cred.

He has vowed to make the trip.

“At your 80th birth­day, you said you'd take me and Juju to Marikana to meet the wid­ows. We couldn’t go ...I am left to go alone. I will be guided by your spirit...Juju will go with me to heal the wounds of the Marikana wid­ows.”

Ramaphosa spoke about the pain Madik­izela-Man­dela en­dured dur­ing the strug­gle which made her stronger. He was de­liv­er­ing the eu­logy at Mama Win­nie's fu­neral at Or­lando Sta­dium.

“She ex­posed the lie of apartheid. She laid bare the ed­i­fice of pa­tri­archy. She chal­lenged the at­ti­tudes, norms, prac­tices and so­cial in­sti­tu­tions that per­pet­u­ated – in ways both bru­tal and sub­tle – the in­fe­rior sta­tus of women. Loudly and with­out apol­ogy, she spoke truth to power. And it was those in power who, in­se­cure and fear­ful, vis­ited upon her the most vin­dic­tive and cal­lous ret­ri­bu­tion. Yet, through ev­ery­thing, she en­dured. They could not break her. They could not si­lence her.”

(eNCA)

PLEDGE: SA Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa de­liv­er­ing his speech dur­ing Win­nie Madik­izela-Man­dela’s fu­neral.

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