In Johannesburg, 40.000 South Africans said goodbye to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Also under other Jesse Jackson and Naomi Campbell were towards the country stooped to Mandela, one of the most important figures of the anti-apartheid movement and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, to honor.
The staatsbegrafenis of Winnie Mandela, who last week died at age 81, attracted 40,000 people from all political corners to Johannesburg. The ceremony took place in Mandela’s hometown of Soweto, the suburb of the capital city that was the centre of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
‘At her death shows Winnie that the many political and racial differences and the many differences of opinion pale in comparison to our shared desire to follow her lead, and a just, fair and caring society to build, speechte South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
In addition to the current president were also his predecessor, Jacob Zuma and former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe are present on the farewell of Winnie Mandela, who was also the ‘Mother of the Nation” was called. Also a lot of dignitaries from other African countries came out of their last pay tribute, just like celebrities as the American human rights activist Jesse Jackson, and the British top model Naomi Campbell.
Campbell, a personal knowledge of the former couple Mandela, spoke even themselves in the crowd. At the end of her speech, could Campbell her tears no longer restrain: “Let freedom prevail. God bless Winnie Mandela.’