Mama Win­nie laid to rest

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Thou­sands of peo­ple gath­ered at the Or­lando Sta­dium to bid farewell to strug­gle hero­ine Win­nie Madik­izela-Man­dela on Satur­day. She was laid to rest at the Four­ways Ceme­tery north of Jo­han­nes­burg. Heads of States and in­ter­na­tional dig­ni­taries such as Amer­i­can hu­man rights ac­tivist Rev­erend Jesse Jack­son and model Naomi Camp­bell graced the oc­ca­sion.

The fu­neral turned into a po­lit­i­cal bat­tle ground, with EFF leader Julius Malema us­ing it to call out those he ac­cused of be­ing“sell outs”for hav­ing dis­tanced them­selves from Madik­izela-Man­dela when she was still alive. Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa, and for­mer pres­i­dents Ja­cob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Mot­lanthe were among the dig­ni­taries.

Pho­tos: Den­vor de Wee/Vis­ual Buzz SA.

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