Police Minister Bheki Cele says he’s seeking an urgent meeting with the ex-combatants of Umkhonto weSizwe following the firing of shots outside the home of the late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Orlando west, Soweto.
He has also disputed reports that a body was found after the shooting which happened on Friday night.
Some mourners chanting revolutionary songs are reported to have fired shots in the air outside Mama Winnie’s home.
The African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the incident and has urged mourners to respect Mama Winnie’s family.
Meanwhile, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has described as disrespectful the shooting at the home of struggle icon Madikizela- Mandela.
Magashule also strongly condemned the incident and further reiterated that mourners need to respect Mama Winnie’s family.
“We do not have to have such activities. It is not respecting the family and we are calling upon anybody, whether they are ANC members or non-ANC members that this funeral has to be dignified, that’s what Mama would want us to do.”