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Geingob bids Winnie Mandela farewell

Geingob bids Winnie Mandela farewell

In a video clip posed by HuffPost earlier this month, two days after Madikizela-Mandela's death, the struggle icon made references to Gqubule and Harber, saying they had portrayed her negatively in the media and were "used" by Stratcom, an allegation Harber contends is completely unfounded.

The opening lines of "Nokunyamezela" go, "Wabuya etilongweni, wabuya wangena kwenye", which translates to that Mama Winnie left prison only to get into another prison.

Madikizela-Mandela, 81, was the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and ex-wife of that country's first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela.

And even though he lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa at the start of his address, Malema later hit out at him, without mentioning his name, over the killing of striking mineworkers in the North West's Marikana tragedy in 2012. What do I tell them; what about those who killed their husbands for selfish gains?

By role model, Madi does not mean the recently acquired honour that a lot of people have bestowed on Mama since her passing.

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"My sisters, since she was unable to come and receive her award, I'd like to invite you that you can come to Namibia so that we can give you that honour, and also allow us as Swapo and Namibia to also honour her", Geingob said during his speech at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral. "She was just an ordinary woman, one of us, but dared to fight for what is right", Zondwa said.

"Nobody came to me with those files".

"Lies had became part of the narrative of her life".

"She was a woman who was the epitome of black female resistance against oppression, racism and imperialism", he added.

Gqubule says she will be approaching the High court to request that the intelligence services release historical documents dating back to 1966 to indicate that she has not been paid by anyone other than her employer. "She fought because the fight against apartheid was not some polite picnic at which you showed up in your best behaviour", she said.