Johannesburg: The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) members are expected to meet in Soweto and pay tribute to ANC Struggle Stalwarts Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Madikizela-Mandela died on Monday at the age 81 at the Milpark hospital after a long illness.
Subsequently, to the shocking news of the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a number of political activists including President Cyril Ramaphosa along with other government officials visited her house in Soweto to pay tribute to the struggle icon.
In the meantime, 80 members of the ANC’s NEC are expected to arrive at the family house.
According to reports, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma says initially the official memorial for Madikizela-Mandela was going to be held at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto.
Dlamini Zuma says that initially, the official memorial for Madikizela-Mandela was going to be held at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto.
“This is being changed and we’re looking at this very stadium now but that will be finalized later,” she says.
ANC Women’s League member Margaret Baloyi says she will join members of the ruling party who have shown commitment and support to Madikizela-Mandela’s family.
“We’re Women’s League and veterans. We’re glad to be here, it’s because of Winnie Mandela,” says Baloyi.
The Authority says the burial of ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will take place at the Fourways Memorial Park, saying details of the funeral service are still being finalized.