Hundreds of South Africans gathered at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto to hold a special national memorial for the late freedom fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The anti-Apartheid icon died on April 2 at the age of 81 after a long illness.
The memorial on Wednesday was dominated by a lot of singing by various groups and special speeches to celebrate Winnie Mandela who played a pivotal role in the struggle against white minority rule in South Africa.
— #RIPWinnieMandela (@EFFSouthAfrica) April 11, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
WATCH: ANC supporters attending Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s memorial service at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #WinnieMadikizelaMandelaMemorial #WinnieMadikizelaMandelaPOWER pic.twitter.com/CUwQC7mWHJ
— Bafana Nzimande (@nzimandebafana) April 11, 2018
We would NEVER EVER treat a male icon as we have, Ma #WinnieMadikizelaMandela We owe our heroes a free, fair, equitable, rich, peaceful Africa! After all, is this not what they fought so hard for? #GMTMedia2018 #WomenChangingMedia https://t.co/KD7MdxU1yr
— Renée Ngamau (@reneengamau) April 11, 2018
— Mahlatse Mahlase (@hlatseentle) April 11, 2018
— eThekwini Muni (@eThekwiniM) April 11, 2018
— Kaizer Makate (@KaizerMakate) April 11, 2018