Give us a Winnie Mandela Day‚ says ANC Women’s League

Mourners attend the funeral service of late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
Mourners attend the funeral service of late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
Image: KGOTHATSO MADISA

The ANC Women’s League president‚ Bathabile Dlamini‚ said the organisation will not stop calling for a woman president until it happens in South Africa.

Dlamini was delivering a message on behalf of the league at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.

Addressing Madikizela-Mandela‚ Dlamini said: “We must confess; we have allowed patriarchy to oppress you.”

The ANC Women’s League in the 1990s pushed for Madikizela-Mandela to be elected to the top leadership of the ANC and the country but failed in its attempt.

The league’s efforts to have a woman elected at the ANC’s last conference in December 2017 also fell flat.

Dlamini said they request that a day be set aside as Winnie Mandela Day to commemorate her life.

“Your spirit will live on‚” she said to the deceased leader. 

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema spoke at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral on April 14 2018 after a special request from her family. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive

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