S.Africa: ‘Mama’ Winnie Mandela laid to rest | South Africa News


South Africa lays to rest anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela with full state honours at a stadium funeral in Soweto.

The ex-wife of the country’s former President Nelson Mandela died at the age of 81 last Monday.

Tens of thousands of mourners burst into loud cheers as the casket carrying her remains was wheeled into the stadium, less than two kilometres from her home  on Saturday.

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The casket draped with the multi-coloured South African flag was placed in the middle of the 37,500-seater stadium in front of a stage, decked in white and yellow flowers.

Mourners dressed in the colours of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), as well those of the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), sang “there’s no-one like Winnie”, an adapted popular liberation struggle…

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