Tuesday 14 August 2018

In Pictures: Crowds pay tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The woman dubbed South Africa’s Mother Of The Nation died aged 81 earlier this week.

A young boy looks at the flowers as people gather outside the family home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in Soweto (Themba Hadebe/AP)
A young boy looks at the flowers as people gather outside the family home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in Soweto (Themba Hadebe/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Mourners have laid flowers and lit candles outside the home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela who died this week after a long illness.

Ruling party politicians and women’s league members were among those paying tribute on Wednesday to Ms Madikizela-Mandela, who died on Monday aged 81.

A memorial will be held for Ms Madikizela-Mandela at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto on April 11, and her funeral will be at Orlando Stadium there three days later.

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Members of the African National Congress Women’s League gather outside the family home (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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People salute after laying flowers outside the family home (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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A member of the African National Congress Women’s League holds flowers (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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A member of the African National Congress lights a candle (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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Blade Nzimande, leader of the South African Communist Party (SAPC), addresses journalists (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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Members of African National Congress military veterans gather outside the family home (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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ANC Women’s League members remember the Mother Of The Nation, as she was known (Themba Hadebe)
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African National Congress military veterans sing in tribute to the anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of Nelson Mandela (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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More tributes to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Themba Hadebe/AP)
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A member of the African National Congress Women’s League (Themba Hadebe/AP)

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