‘Winnie Madikizela-Mandela lived for the African people’

Ramaphosa says that South Africa is burdened by the sorrow of Winnie’s death, but the people are also comforted by the richness and profound meaning of her life.

The pain we carry in our hearts cannot be extinguished says Ramaphosa. This is a painful moment for us but we don’t want to be denied the opportunity to respect a great African woman he adds.

Her life was dedicated to the unity of the oppressed of all nations. In death, she has brought us all together, from near and far, across many nations and continents, to mourn, to pay homage, to remember and to fondly reminisce.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

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