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Why President Uhuru's Tweet Trended in South Africa on Saturday

Why President Uhuru's Tweet Trended in South Africa on Saturday

Ramaphosa, who was a non-executive director for the mining company Lonmin at the same, called for "concomitant action" to be taken against the miners. We are capable of leaders with impact.

Ever since we announced that my mother had departed this world, we've been comforted and strengthened in our hour of grief and weakness by your love, your messages, your visitations, and above all your testimonies of what my mother meant to each of you.

Every generation is gifted one or two people who shine as brightly as the brightest stars. Her reputation was tainted by accusations of human rights violations that seemed sometimes at odds with Mandela's fight for inclusiveness.

Her body will be buried at a privately run graveyard in Johannesburg's upmarket Fourways suburb where two of her great-grand children are also buried.

As soon as Malema wrapped up his speech, EFF supporters started streaming out of the stadium.

Ramaphosa, who had been promised to be taken to Marikana by Madikizela-Mandela to formally apologise to the widows of the 34 miners who were killed, said that although she passed on before it could happen, he would honour her wishes. Unable to neutralize her as the voice for Nelson Mandela while he was imprisoned, they sought to drive a wedge between them, chiefly through revealing her infidelities and humiliating both of them.

Winnie Madikizela Mandela's leadership credentials across the world are receiving wider appreciation and magnification, while her flaws have slipped into insignificance.

He conceded that the ANC hasn't been there for her during the tumultuous times.

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"As we bid her farewell we are forced to admit that as Mama Winnie rose, she rose alone". The day after she died, the ANC's top six leaders went to her home to pay our condolences to her family.

"For those who have not had the time or the courage to go beyond the quick headlines or the rushed profiles, I urge you to search the archives so that you may fully appreciate who my mother really was, and why her life and story matters so much", she told a packed football stadium in Soweto, not far from her Madikizela-Mandela lived. The pain you inflicted on her lives on in us. Then she burst into tears.

"Even at the darkest moments of our struggle for liberation, Mam' Winnie was an abiding symbol of the desire of our people to be free", Ramaphosa said in a statement.

For many South Africans, the most memorable image of Madikizela-Mandela is of her punching the air in a clenched-fist salute as she walked hand-in-hand with Mandela out of Victor Verster prison, near Cape Town, on February 11, 1990.

Winnie Mandela is physically dead, but her spirit is still with us, and it will continue to fill the hearts of those she touched and whom she allowed to touch her in return.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Soweto on Friday to see the funeral procession of Winnie Mandela ahead of her final send-off this weekend.

"She bore witness to our suffering".

He reiterated his commitment to seek atonement and begin the healing process in the aftermath of the Marikana masacre, saying he would visit the widows of the murdered Marikana miners with Malema. Mama Sisulu, Helen Joseph, Charlotte Maxeke are waiting to receive you. We were still supposed to do a lot of things together.