Saturday 14 April 2018, The nation of South Africa laid to rest one of the biggest icons that contributed to the history and freedom of South Africa. Anti-apartheid activist and former wife of late President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, had died at the age of 81.
Winnie was hospitalised for a kidney infection but was then expected for a full recovery at home, but Unfortunately Mam Winnie lost the fight to life and a family member broke the news that she had passed away on Monday.
The country of South Africa had been mourning the Late Winnie Mandela for the past two weeks and a number of memorial services were held in honour of the icon. This past Saturday, Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral was held at Orlando Stadium in Soweto with quiet a number of politicians in attendance. Amongst the speakers was Julius Malema, Economic Freedom Fighters leader, who was applauded on social media for his speech. Malema spoke fondly about his Mama Winnie and then vented detractors, enemies and even party comrades, just short of naming any names.
“Mama‚ those who sold you out to the regime are here”.
“Mama those who sold you out to the regime are here. They are crying the loudest more than all of us who cared for you‚” he said addressing the late icon.
Malema called out people who attacked Madikizela-Mandela during her lifetime‚ first lashing out at the former leaders of the United Democratic Front (UDF) who held a press conference during Apartheid to disassociate themselves with her.
He also attacked ANC leaders who called her a criminal and who further prevented her from speaking at youth struggle icon Peter Mokaba’s funeral.
“Sell outs‚ we see you… Life is so unfair‚” Malema said.
The EFF leader commemorated people who stood by Madikizela-Mandela when she was widely vilified.