Thousands Gather for Winnie Mandela's Funeral in Johannesburg

Mourners line the streets of Soweto as a hearse carrying the body of Winnie Mandela makes its way through the township

Mourners line the streets of Soweto as a hearse carrying the body of Winnie Mandela makes its way through the township

The casket, draped in a South African flag, was taken to the private cemetery in a motorcade escorted by members of the military.

According to Malema, in the 1980s the UDF called a press conference to distance itself from Madikizela-Mandela.

Many memorializing Madikizela-Mandela acknowledged her as a political drive in her personal proper.

In a eulogy read by Mandela's daughter Princess Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the family said that Winnie had been painted so negative by the society and thus praising her at this moment will not redeem the image.

"She confronted gun-carrying white men who were sworn killers of the apartheid defence force throughout the long years of the state of emergency in the 1980s".

"She bore witness to our struggling".

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"There were times when people could not afford a funeral and she would assist", said neighbour Gloria Searole, 31, a service consultant who went to catch a glimpse of the procession along with her daughter.

And he recited Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise".

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memory must be honoured by a pledge "that we will dedicate all our resources, all our efforts, all our energy to the empowerment of the poor and vulnerable", President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Ramaphosa likened her to the women in the biblical tale who tended to Jesus's tomb after the men ran away, only to return when it was safe again and then relegating women to a supporting role again. We heard you, but which ANC do we go to.

On Saturday, a 21-gun salute will be fired and a full honour guard is expected to escort Winnie's remains to her final resting place.

The funeral is the highest level that South Africa accords for someone who was not head of state. "Bua!" Mandela-Dlamini questioned why some who had known the truth about her mother waited until her death to speak.

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In 1991, a court found Madikizela-Mandela guilty of the boy's kidnapping and assault and sentenced her to six years in jail.

Mourners wore black, green and gold - colors of the ruling African National Congress political party.

It was in the year 1964, when former South African President Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment and his wife Winnie campaigned tirelessly for his release.

Condolences poured in from around the world in remembrance of one of the 20th century's most prominent political activists.

Although she fought fiercely for democracy, Madikizela-Mandela floundered in a political profession after the primary free elections in 1994.

Civil rights chief Jesse Jackson, who attended the funeral, mentioned Friday that Madikizela-Mandela was accountable for making the anti-apartheid motion "a worldwide wrestle".

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