Hundreds of mourners gather at Winnie's house to celebrate her life

2018-04-03 12:22

Following the death of ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Gauteng Premier David Makhura and members of the ANC gathered at the former first lady’s home in Soweto to celebrate her illustrious contributions to the South African political sphere.

Addressing the media outside Madikizela-Mandela’s home, Ramaphosa announced that Madikizela-Mandela would receive a national official funeral to be held on April 14 and an official memorial service would be held on April 11 at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Madikizela-Mandela died at Milpark hospital on Monday after a long illness. She was 81.

ANC members gather outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's house on Monday (April 2 2018). Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the media outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home in Orlando, Soweto. Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
Premier David Makhura arrives at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela home in Orlando, Soweto. Madikizela-Mandela died on Monday (April 2 2018). Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
ANC members sing outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home as they celebrate her life. PIcture: Leon Sadiki
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the media on the passing of ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
President Cyril Ramaphosa announces that a state funeral would be held for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
South Africans gather to mourn the death of “Mother of the Nation”. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died in hospital on Monday (April 2 2018). Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
Economic Freedom Fighters arrive at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home on Tuesday (April 3 2018) to pay tribute to the woman known as the
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema arrives at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's house in Soweto on Tuesday (April 3 2018) to pay his respects. The struggle stalwart died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday. Picture: Leon Sadiki/City Press
EFF leader Julius Malema addresses the party's supporters outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Orlando, Soweto. The EFF leadership visited her home to offer words of support, following Madikizela-Mandela’s death yesterday. Photo: Leon Sadiki/City Press

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