Malema lambastes 'crocodile tears' over Winnie Mandela

Malema lambastes 'crocodile tears' over Winnie Mandela

Malema lambastes 'crocodile tears' over Winnie Mandela

The state funeral service of legendary struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela took place on Saturday 14 April at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Malema allegedly told a soldier who tried to stop him that "no white man can stop me". Malema shook the stadium with his fiery speech that became a trending topic on social media. "They are crying the loudest, more than us - who died for you", Malema said, before lambasting those he believed had wronged the struggle veteran.

He also attacked ANC leaders who called her a criminal and who further prevented her from speaking at youth struggle icon Peter Mokaba's funeral. "Together with her late husband, Nelson Mandela, Winnie epitomised remarkable sacrifices for the freedom of all of us against the tyranny of apartheid".

The ANC praised Madikizela-Mandela for her resilience and refusal to stand by while people suffered. "It is so disappointing to see how they withheld their words during my mother's lifetime, knowing very well what they would have meant to her", said Dlamini.

Ramaphosa said Madikizela-Mandela spoke of many thoughts she had about how the revolutionary ideals and morality of her movement should be restored and not be undermined by corruption and self-enrichment. "Let us honour her memory by pledging here that we will not betray the trust of her people, we will not squander or steal their resources, and that we will serve them diligently and selflessly", Ramaphosa said.

More news: Monsoon 2018 forecast: Met dept predicts normal rainfall, at 97% of LPA
More news: Kennedy: Unanswered questions in Facebook privacy issue
More news: Manchester City Clinch 3rd EPL Title in 7 Years

"I'm here, Mama, to express my condolences to your biological children whom I know and the rest of the Madikizela and Mandela family".

Malema closed his emotive tribute by asking that Cape Town International Airport be named after her.

Today Malema is Zuma's bitterest political enemy, and his joining the fight to oust Zuma from the presidency was a bittersweet victory for the young opposition leader.

Some of the speakers at the funeral included President Cyril Ramaphosa, fashion icon and model Naomi Campbell and EFF leader Julius Malema.

Recommended News

  • Russian Federation  to face new sanctions over Syria: Nikki Hayley

    Russian Federation to face new sanctions over Syria: Nikki Hayley

    He has made clear he wants to withdraw the roughly 2,000 USA troops in Syria involved in the anti-Islamic State campaign. Russian Federation and Iran have called the strikes a "military crime" and "act of aggression".
    #Kathua: BJP accepts resignation of its two J&K ministers

    #Kathua: BJP accepts resignation of its two J&K ministers

    These two ministers had gone to pacify the people, but subsequently, their presence was mistaken for trying to shield the accused. The two ministers were present at the rally in support of the rape-accused where the tricolour was also waved.
    R. Lee Ermey, star of 'Full Metal Jacket', has died

    R. Lee Ermey, star of 'Full Metal Jacket', has died

    In the film, Ermey's Hartman makes life a living hell for a group of Marine Corps recruits. "He loved it. According to Rogin, Ermey died Sunday morning due to complications from pneumonia.
  • BJP eroding Ambedkar's legacy: Congress

    We want to ask Rahulji, our two ministers had resigned for joining the rallies in support of the rape accused. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies.
    Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

    Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

    Seeing the colour of the blood, the domestic worker mistook it for muddy water, ' the cops were quoted as saying by the TNM. To the horror of the plumbers as they tried to unblock the toilet, they noticed something which looked like a ball.

    Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

    Colon took a ideal game into the eighth inning before doling out a walk and then allowing a double to Josh Reddick . A fan favorite all around the majors, he is on his ninth team in the past 11 seasons.
  • Man City eye record books after clinching title

    Man City eye record books after clinching title

    United hold the current record Premier League winning margin of 18 points and that could also fall to City. There have been a lot more good days for the Red side but today it is for the Blue.
    Trudeau Puts Money Where His Mouth Is On Pipeline Dispute

    Trudeau Puts Money Where His Mouth Is On Pipeline Dispute

    Superior court which could have the effect of quashing or cancelling approvals that have already been granted" she said. Northern Gateway would have sent bitumen from Bruderheim, Alta., to Kitimat, B.C., for transportation to Asian markets.
    Modi to address the world from UK's historic Central Hall Westminster

    Modi to address the world from UK's historic Central Hall Westminster

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Health Minister J P Nadda were also present on the occasion. After so many years of independence these districts still remain backward", he said.
  • Southampton - Chelsea: Giroud pleased to break league duck

    Southampton - Chelsea: Giroud pleased to break league duck

    In the same way we did not give up in Saturday lunchtime's game, we are not giving up in the chase for a top-four place either. After a toothless performance from Alvaro Morata , Giroud's introduction was exactly the injection of life that we needed.
    U.S.

    U.S. "locked and loaded" for future chemical attacks by Syria

    One official cautioned, however, that U.S. intelligence assessments indicate Assad still has chemical weapons in Syria. Mattis said the joint strikes against Syria were a "one-time shot" unless Assad continues to use chemical weapons.
    John Cena and Nikki Bella End Engagement, 6-Year Relationship

    John Cena and Nikki Bella End Engagement, 6-Year Relationship

    Bella shared a similar message on her Instagram account, describing their decision to split as "difficult". Bella tweeted Sunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.