Thousands in staatsbegrafenis Winnie Mandela

JOHANNESBURG – In South Africa, thousands of people flocked to the staatsbegrafenis of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to attend. The coffin, covered with the national flag, was displayed in the football stadium of Soweto, a township in the west of Johannesburg and then a breeding ground of resistance.

Prominent politicians from home and abroad were present, among whom were the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. Also, former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma will attend the ceremony.

Mandela is later in the day, buried in cemetery Fourways Memorial Park. There is also her great-granddaughter in 2010 at the age of 13 was killed by a collision. In the stadium In Soweto had Wednesday all the memorial service place.

The ex-wife of the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, died last week at age 81.

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