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by Nduta Waweru, at 05:23 am, April 14, 2018, News

Proud Black African Woman, Winnie Mandela laid to rest

Winnie Mandela's funeral. Photo: South Africa Government/Twitter

The state funeral of South Africa ‘s anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela is currently underway in Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

The Orlando Stadium was packed to capacity, with others sent to the Orlando Rugby stadium.

Among the attendants were Dignitaries include presidents of the Republic of Congo and Namibia.

Photo; South Africa Government/Twitter

Also at the funeral is  Rev Jesse Jackson.

Winnie Mandela died on April 2 at 81 years old after a long battle with illness.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to read her eulogy.

One of the attendants of Mandikizela-Mandela’s funeral

Most of the attendants wore the African National Congress (ANC) colours.

Part of the crowd at Orlando Stadium Photo: South African Government/Twitter]

 

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