The African National Congress will on Wednesday unveil a ten-day plan of activities to honour the late Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule will lead a delegation of ministers and National Executive Committee members to finalise the plan with the family in Soweto.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says the plan will include engaging actors who played the role of Mama Winnie in various movies which were depicting her life.
A condolences book will also be opened physically and online.
Earlier, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Madikizela-Mandela’s special official funeral will take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, 14 April. He said however, that her remains will be buried in Fourways in the north of Johannesburg.
All flags across the country and at all South African missions abroad are flying at half-mast until the evening of Madikizela-Mandela’s burial. Ramaphosa has also declared 12-days of national mourning.
“President Ramaphosa has made it clear that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela must be afforded the highest honour for her contribution to the liberation. President continues to send his condolences to her family and wishes them strength during this difficult time of loss,” says Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko. Click below for more on the story: