WATCH: EFF holds memorial service to honour Madikizela-Mandela



 

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BRANDFORT - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema addressed a memorial service in honour of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Wednesday.

The memorial service was held at the Majwemasweu stadium in Deeplevel in Brandfort on Wednesday morning.

The town is where Madikizela-Mandela was put under house arrest for eight years by the then-apartheid government.

Malema, who had close relations with Madikizela-Mandela, had earlier told a group gathered outside her Soweto home, that South Africa failed Madikizela-Mandela.

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He said Madikizela-Mandela should have become South Africa's president, instead of Jacob Zuma.

“Had they allowed Winnie Mandela to stand as deputy president, we would not have known a president called Zuma,” he said.

Madikizela-Mandela passed on at Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital after a long illness on 1 April.

She will be laid to rest on 14 April.

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