Mandela and Madikizela families to escort Winnie's coffin home

Mandela and Madikizela families to escort Winnie's coffin home.
Mandela and Madikizela families to escort Winnie's coffin home.
Image: Gallo Images/ City Press/ Leon Sadiki

The family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela are inviting the public to form a guard of honour for her on Friday afternoon‚ when her body makes its way from the Kupane Funeral Parlour to her home in Orlando West‚ Soweto.

The expected time of departure from the funeral parlour is 2pm‚ starting at Sofasonke Street‚ a spokesman for the Mandela family said.

The funeral vehicles will stop at the bottom of Maseli Street from where men from Mandela family will conduct traditional rituals before offloading the casket from the vehicle.

The casket will then be carried by the male grandchildren who will be followed by the men from the Mandela and Madikizela families.

The casket bearers and family members will then slowly proceed into the home.

The Mandela family shared that they "are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support since they announced the death of their mother".

The life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was celebrated at her official memorial on April 11 2018 at Orlando stadium in Soweto. The struggle icon died on April 2 2018.

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