World

African leaders urged to emulate, sustain Winnie Mandela's legacies

African leaders urged to emulate, sustain Winnie Mandela's legacies

Earlier, Malema's speech opened up all wounds when he directly addressed the fallen hero and said, "Mama, there are sell-outs here".

The party says it's important to remember the struggle icon's message.

Addressing the 8th African Regional Executive Committee meeting, in Dakar, Senegal last Thursday, the Vice President (Africa) of the Geneva-based Industriall Global Union, Aremu, said "sustaining the legacies of Winnie Mandela amounts to throwing apartheid permanently into the dust-bin of history, failing which Africa risks resurrection of the evil of apartheid which Winnie courageously confronted at immeasurable costs".

April 14, 2018 - The Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg - packed to capacity on Saturday for the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. What do we do with them?




In Malema's tribute to the anti-apartheid stalwart referred to as the 'Mother of the Nation, ' he hit out at persons and groups who according to him had betrayed Winnie in her life time but had joined the funeral.

"She combined rare multiple roles of a woman: a mother, grandmother, freedom fighter, party organiser and a parliamentarian among others. I know that Julius [Malema] will come with me so that we can heal the wounds of those in Marikana", said Ramaphosa. The reignition of her legacy has reigned supreme with women everywhere wearing black and power doeks. "I am, therefore, inviting my sisters to Namibia to receive this honour so that Namibia can pay a befitting honour on her", he said. Geingob said they came to mourn and to celebrate a life of a daughter of the African soil, who did not choose to be larger than life, but through her selfless actions, became a towering figure in the milieu of the liberation struggle.

"Praising her now shows us what hypocrites you are!"The pain inflicted on her lives on in us".