Visual Essay: South Africa honours Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

A memorial service was held for Winnie Mandela at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Mrs. Mandela will be laid to rest this Saturday after nearly two weeks of mourning.in a state funeral at the Fourways Memorial Park Cemetery in Johannesburg.

The 81-year-old‚ who died on last Monday‚ was to spend one more night at home before she is buried at the Fourways Memorial Park today. This debate has erupted as we mourn the death of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

"The mother of the nation is gone".

Former wife of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, waves as she attends the 54th ANC National Conference at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg. "It takes someone special to sacrifice their lives the way you have done. we salute you", Mabuza said.

It is the first major event of remembrance for Madikizela-Mandela.

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Thousands of mourners lined the roads around the freedom fighter's home ahead of her final return.

Tony Yengeni, ANC national executive committee member, was also at the ANC Women's League memorial service on Thursday. She will be laid to rest on April 14 during a state funeral.

Her activism and resistance to white minority rule, known as apartheid landed her in jail on numerous occasions.

He said Madikizela-Mandela was the embodiment of the saying, "behind every great man there is an even greater woman".

"We all complain about things, but Ma Winnie showed us that we must look at how we can make a difference in the world", she told the publication.

Gandhi Baai, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's niece, attended the memorial held at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday 11 April. Click any of these buttons below!

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