Winnie Madikizela-Mandela laid to rest

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The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is displayed in front of the stage at Orlando Stadium for the funeral ceremony in Soweto, South Africa on April 14, 2018.

The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is displayed in front of the stage at Orlando Stadium for the funeral ceremony in Soweto, South Africa on April 14, 2018.

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The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is displayed in front of the stage at Orlando Stadium for the funeral ceremony in Soweto, South Africa on April 14, 2018.

The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is displayed in front of the stage at Orlando Stadium for the funeral ceremony in Soweto, South Africa on April 14, 2018.

JOHANNESBURG - Struggle icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has been laid to rest.

She was honoured with a moving funeral service in Soweto on Saturday.

Tens-of-thousands gathered to honour the woman, dubbed the mother of the nation.

Her daughter, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, had harsh words for her critics, saying she&39;s not forgotten the cruelty her mother was subjected to.

And President Cyril Ramaphosa issued an apology, on behalf of the ANC.

 

 

“She wore the gaping wounds of her people. She had been left to tend her wounds on her own for most of her life. Left alone to fend for herself only caused her more pain as a nation.I am sorry Mama, that your organisation delayed in according you its honour. I am sorry that we delayed this much, to this point and time and moment. As president of the African National Congress, I will be proposing to the National Executive Committee that the ANC should award you the highest honour of our movement, and bestow on you Isitwalandwe/Seaparankoe", said President Cyril Ramaphosa.