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Madikizela-Mandela doing fine MEC says

By S’duduzo Dludla | 2016-07-04 15:26:58.0

Gauteng MEC Paul Mashatile has allayed concerns about Winnie Madikizela- Mandela’s health.

Mashatile paid a courtesy visit to the African National Congress stalwart’s home in Soweto on Monday.

“Mama is very well. She is very happy that we came. I thought seeing as that I had a break from campaigning I’d come see her‚” Mashatile said.

 Mashatile said Madikizela- Mandela was a source of strength and the mother of the movement.

 “After this visit I will feel stronger on the ground as I continue with the campaigning‚” Mashatile said.

 Although the media had been invited for a photo opportunity of Madikizela-Mandela‚ due to her health she was unable to come outside and meet the press.

 Even the presence of Mashatile and his two-car convoy did not disturb the quiet street. The only buzz outside Madikizela-Mandela’s house came from passing tourists and journalists.

 Colin Mtilani‚ one of the security guards said the house was usually busy with visits from ANC officials.

Mashatile said Madikizela-Mandela was sad she could not be part of the campaign process for the upcoming local government elections.