Zenani Mandela lambasts media for "peddling lies" about Winnie


Well-known journalist Thandeka Gqubule, who has been accused of being part of the Apartheid regime's Strategic Communications (Stratcom), says she will be approaching the courts to declassify documents linked to the covert operation. But the truth has come out. "I am, therefore, inviting my sisters to Namibia to receive this honour so that Namibia can pay a befitting honour on her", he said.

Addressing the crowd of mourners and celebrating the life of Madikizela-Mandela, Geingob said in 2015, after he became President, he increased the pensions of the elderly by 60%, and also awarded Madikizela-Mandela the Most Brilliant Order of the Sun, First Class, for her contribution to the liberation struggles of South Africa and Namibia.

She also questioned why men in the struggle weren't subjected to the same scrutiny, and said, "double standards obscure the vast efforts of women" in the struggle.

This comes after Julius Malema mentioned at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral that some in the ANCWL were among those who "sold out" and turned their backs on her.

Madi has a heavy heart this week. We have been shielded from our own pain by your condolences. "Her burning flame of passion shall continue to illuminate our lives, as we continue our struggle into its second phase -that of economic emancipation", he said. "She fought because the fight against apartheid was not some polite picnic at which you showed up in your best behaviour", she said.

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"14 April 2018 marked a new era that will be regarded as the post-Winnie Mandela era in our country".

Geingob said Madikizela-Mandela remained rooted to the people of South Africa, even when she assumed higher responsibilities.

"In the face of danger they sacrificed..."

"She combined rare multiple roles of a woman: a mother, grandmother, freedom fighter, party organiser and a parliamentarian among others".

Mama Winnie was laid to rest on Saturday.