South Africans continue to pay tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in different forms. This includes attending memorial services across the country and conveying their messages of support in condolences books at the family home in Soweto and at least 53 ANC regional offices countrywide.
For those in the Johannesburg CBD, a Tribute Wall is erected outside Luthuli House as an interactive platform for the general public to reflect on the Mother of the Nation.
On Tuesday, government officials will meet to finalise the funeral arrangements with a government-led official memorial service planned for Wednesday.
More than 80 ambassadors from across the world are expected at the house on Tuesday.
Meanwhile the Eastern Cape government will hold its main memorial service for Mam Winnie in her hometown of Mbizana where President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy.
President Ramaphosa, ministers and ANC provincial leadership will visit Madikizela-Mandela’s home at Mbhongweni village before attending the memorial service.
Dozens of politicians, religious fraternity, the business community and locals are expected to converge at the Mphuthumi Mafumbatha Sports-ground to pay their respects to the fearless anti-apartheid activist.
Madikizela Mandela died at the age of 81 after long illness. She has been described as one who represented a generation of courageous and fearless leaders who sacrificed a lot during the liberation struggle.
In Mbhongweni village, her place of birth, she has been described as a reliable cadre who never forgot her roots.
She will be laid to rest during a Special Official Funeral on Saturday.
Brandfort house to be completed by year end
The ANC in the Free State says the restoration of the house in Brandfort in the Free State in which the late struggle icon, Winnie Mandela lived during a banishment by the apartheid government will be completed by the end of the year.
Despite R3 million being allocated to turn the house into a museum 11 years ago, it never happened, resulting in former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel accusing ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule of collusion in looting public funds allocated for the restoration of the house.
Free State ANC interim task team co-ordinator, William Bulwane told SABC News that despite some delays, negotiations have been concluded with the national department of sport, arts and culture to take over the matter.