Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, celebrated as an anti-apartheid champion for South Africa’s oppressed and poor, will receive a national funeral later this month, newly installed South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said.
Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral will be on April 14, with an official memorial service on April 11.
Ramaphosa paid condolences to the family of Madikizela-Mandela, befittingly referred to as the “mother of the nation,” at the late activist’s home in the Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday night, according to UK’s The Independent. The anti-apartheid hero was a “champion of justice and equality” whose “dedication to the plight of her people gained her the love and the respect of the nation,” Ramaphosa said in a televised tribute.
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