Ramaphosa vows to go visit Marikana widows at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

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Malema and leaders of other political parties have also been allowed to be part of the dignitaries to bid their final farewell to the struggle icon at the cemetery.

A trade unionist in Africa, Comrade Issa Aremu, has urged African leaders to immortalise the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela, and sustain the legacies of the antiapartheid freedom fighter. "Give us a sign Mama".

"She bandaged our wounds".

"Just as Mam' Winnie has united us in sorrow, let us honour her memory by uniting in common objective".

Ramaphosa, who had been promised to be taken to Marikana by Madikizela-Mandela to formally apologise to the widows of the 34 miners who were killed, said that although she passed on before it could happen, he would honour her wishes. "I know that Julius [Malema] will come with me so that we can heal the wounds of those in Marikana", said Ramaphosa.

Winnie-Madikizela Mandela must be surely be proud of Julius Malema seeing him spilling the truth as it is.

Ramaphosa said Madikizela-Mandela spoke of many thoughts she had about how the revolutionary ideals and morality of her movement should be restored and not be undermined by corruption and self-enrichment.

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"Some of those who sold you out to the regime are here".

"What must I tell them? They just multiply into millions of red flowers of love", Malema said amid loud cheers.

She said those who vilified her mother should not for one moment think that the family would forget that.

"Lies had became part of the narrative of her life. Praising my mother now that she is gone shows [what] hypocrites you are".

There was plenty of that going on ... and plenty of the sort of adulation that Winnie was never accorded when she was alive.

The heavens opened, and a thunderous downpour drenched the mourners. 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.

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