The President of South Africa, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
Ramaphosa says the late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will always be remembered for her efforts to ensure the improvement of the lives of South Africans.
Ramaphosa delivered a keynote address at a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Madikizela-Mandela at the Fourways Memorial Park, north of Johannesburg, where members of the Mandela family and other ANC national leaders joined him.
Ramaphosa says South Africans are blessed to have had leaders such as Madikizela-Mandela.
“Thank you very much to all who are here. Indeed as we draw inspiration from her, we will walk the path of renewing the ANC, of uniting the ANC so that the party can be strong again to enable it to do what it was charged to do in 1912, to ensure that our people have a better life. This what uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had wanted throughout her life. So, thank you very much. Thank you comrades for being here, thank you.”
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on 2 April 2018 at the age of 81.
Madikizela suffered from diabetes and had recently undergone several major surgeries.