A fiery send-off for the mother of the nation Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Mandela funeral

She also questioned why men in the struggle weren't subjected to the same scrutiny, and said, "double standards obscure the huge efforts of women" in the struggle. "Life is so unfair‚" Malema, clad in all black, said. The labour leader urged trade unionists especially female unionists in Africa to "learn from the leadership example of Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela", adding that as a stateswoman, "she was labour friendly, a working class stalwart who favoured minimum wage and decent work for the workers". He lambasted people he called sell-outs who did not support her when she was alive but are speaking out during her funeral supporting her.

There will be plenty of time within the next few days to think about the political impact of the state funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ... and about those who saw it as an opportunity to score points over their opponents, or to burnish their own images.

The Mother of the Nation was finally in her resting place sandwiched between her great grandchildren, Zenawe and Zenani Mandela.

She died at the age of 81. "It is so disappointing to see how they withheld their words during my mother's lifetime, knowing very well what they would have meant to her", said Dlamini. At the funeral service held on 14 April at Orlando stadium, Malema visibly tore into the ANC leaders whom he said they claimed Winnie was now theirs yet they disowned her.

Julius Malema at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium. She took on the most evil and powerful regime of the past century.

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Malema closed his emotive tribute by asking that Cape Town International Airport be named after her.

Police are reportedly investigating an alleged scuffle between Police VIP protection unit and EFF members Julius Malema and fellow Member of Parliament Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

The EFF leader recognised former presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Thabo Mbeki at the beginning of his speech, with special salutations to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Malema also said that Ramaphosa was Madikizela-Mandela's President and not Zuma, who had ignored her.

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