Mama Winnie: Mourners pay their last respects to an inspirational leader

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"We did not do the same for her", Ramaphosa said. "She never stopped serving", he told reporters.

Tens of hundreds of individuals sang, cheered and cried because the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Madikizela-Mandela's friend Mrs Mokgobo also has also shared fond memories of her. Dignitaries also included Presidents of the Republic of Congo and Namibia, as well as civil rights leaders from around the world, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

"She never stopped fighting".

Not long afterwards, she met African National Congress activist Mr Mandela and the couple married in 1958, forming one of the most storied unions of the century.

President Uhuru Kenyatta caused a stir in South Africa on Saturday morning as the country paid its last respect to liberation hero Winnie Mandela.

It took a toll.

He said that it was unfortunate that Madikizela-Mandela was too ill to attend the funeral service of the chairperson of Zone 11 a week before her death.

They were accused of the disappearances and killings of at least 18 boys and young men and the group's leader was convicted of killing a 14-year-old boy, nicknamed "Stompie", who was accused of being a police informer.

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Winnie would later be reprieved after a court overturned her theft conviction but gave her a suspended sentence of three years and six months for fraud.

Similarly, the ANC also prevented the struggle stalwart from speaking at the funeral of late former ANC Youth League president and party NEC member Peter Mokaba, although she was the president of the ANCWL and the league was on the funeral programme that day.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is sitting next to the two daughters of Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela. Though she fought fiercely for democracy, Madikizela-Mandela floundered in a political career after the first free elections in 1994.

Mr Mandela divorced her in 1996, claiming infidelity and saying that after his release from prison, his wife made him "the loneliest man". Her stints as a lawmaker, a publish she held till her dying, had been lackluster.

Dlamini-Mandela accused the media of being complicit in a long "smear campaign" against her mother.

"Praising her now that she's gone exhibits what hypocrites you're", she mentioned throughout her speech.

She said it was she that convinced Madikizela-Mandela to use Madikizela in her surname so that people will know she was a Madikizela before she was a Mandela, and that she jumped up and down in excitement when she heard the double-barrel surname for the first time on the news.

"She bore witness to our struggling".

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