African leaders urged to emulate, sustain Winnie Mandela's legacies

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She said those who vilified her mother should not for one moment think that the family would forget that. But the truth has come out. "It is so disappointing to see how they withheld their words during my mother's lifetime, knowing very well what they would have meant to her", said Mandela-Dlamini.

She said Madikizela-Mandela had made a choice to raise her own family and the larger family of South Africa as her contribution to the struggle, but had always reminded her children that they were the most important people in her life.

Zanani also slammed the media's "obsession" with her mother's personal life, saying that "the world holds men and women to different standards of morality".

Leader of South Africa's leftist party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, has inspired a Twitter hashtag #JuliusMalemaChallenge following his tribute at the funeral of Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela.

Madi has a heavy heart this week. "Her burning flame of passion shall continue to illuminate our lives, as we continue our struggle into its second phase -that of economic emancipation", he said. She took on the most evil and powerful regime of the past century.

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The labour leader urged trade unionists especially female unionists in Africa to "learn from the leadership example of Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela", adding that as a stateswoman, "she was labour friendly, a working class stalwart who favoured minimum wage and decent work for the workers". "She fought because the fight against apartheid was not some polite picnic at which you showed up in your best behaviour", she said.

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini pays tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Soweto on 3 April 2018.

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Winnie Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, died recently at the age of 81 in South Africa and was laid to rest at a massively attended funeral last weekend in her hometown of Soweto. "We did not do the same for her", Ramaphosa said.

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