#WinnieMandelaFuneral: Lies robbing Winnie of her legacy, says daughter

Praising Winnie in her death is hypocritical , family tells SA government

South Africa Lay Winnie Mandela To Rest

"She never stopped fighting".

Tens of thousands of mourners at Orlando Stadium rose to bid farewell to the Mother of the Nation.

Mourners followed the coffin in procession into the stadium, where the funeral began with the singing of the national anthem.

The crowd continued to sing struggle songs. She was reported dead after in a hospital in Johannesburg after a long illness. Dlamini struggled to speak before giving a moving speech honouring the example her mother set for women.

His refusal to acknowledge former president Jacob Zuma was clearly notable.

Many memorializing Madikizela-Mandela acknowledged her as a political drive in her personal proper.

"In a way, we feel orphaned but their legacy lives on", said the gym worker who had taken time off to visit Winnie Mandela's home.

The ANC held a vigil for her on Friday night.

The couple ended the 38 years of marriage in 1996 after which she adopted the surname "Madikizela-Mandela".

"I'm here at the stadium to lay my mother to rest".

Hundreds of people lined the township's streets as a black hearse carrying her body slowly drove to her house led by uniformed men bearing the flag of Mandela's African National Congress (ANC). What do we do with them? For those of us who've been close to her, we have always appreciated just how much she meant to the world.

"Some praise "Winnie" because she was a fearless fighter for justice and a feminist icon; others excoriate her because she was a violent egomaniac".

The firebrand red berets leader was scathing of ANC leaders who‚ he said‚ that "sold out" Madikizela-Mandela during the transition from apartheid to the democratic government. "They didn't approach us for comment, they put up something that's libellous and unsafe", Harber said.

"We are celebrating the fruits of Mama Winnie's work today in South Africa". When we were with her, she did not even have to say anything: her love for us was written on her face. "Zenani's tears revealed Mama Winnie's wounds".

Earlier on Saturday morning Zuma was also booed out of some quarters in the stadium, echoing the boos he had received at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in 2014. "It was a life of compassion", said the president. "It was a spear that throughout the darkest moments of our struggle she wielded with great courage".

In a statement, Sanef said that it had noted the debate about the role of the media in peddling falsehoods and discrediting certain anti-apartheid activists. He said apartheid and patriarchy could not break her. Against those odds, Winnie Mandela stood tall. "Mama Nomzamo gave us that", Mashile said. What do I tell them, what about those who killed their husbands for selfish gains?

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