Ramaphosa vows to go visit Marikana widows at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

Ramaphosa vows to go visit Marikana widows at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral

Despite his fallout with the ANC, and particularly its former president Jacob Zuma, Malema and his fellow red berets have enjoyed the support of Madikizela-Mandela. "Give us a sign Mama".

The EFF leader, who once described Madikizela-Mandela as the "brick the builders rejected", berated the liberation movement for not allowing the struggle hero to speak when then president of the ANC youth league, Peter Mokaba, died.

"As we enter the era of intensified struggles for economic emancipation, we are inspired by Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who not only embodied the ideals of economic justice for all, but also fought with uncompromising resilience for the aspirations of the downtrodden masses of our people". What about those who killed the husbands of Marikana widows for selfish profits?

"Just as Mam' Winnie has united us in sorrow, let us honour her memory by uniting in common objective. The UDF cabal that distanced itself from you is here crying crocodile tears after disowning you at a critical moment hoping the regime will finish you off".

Winnie-Madikizela Mandela must be surely be proud of Julius Malema seeing him spilling the truth as it is.

"What must I tell them?"

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He said he had a conversation with her shortly before her death about her worries and her wishes. "Praising my mother now that she is gone shows [what] hypocrites you are".

"The pain inflicted on her lives on in us".

Malema said despite his grief at her loss‚ he was comforted in the way she died‚ adding that she did not sell out her people to the apartheid regime.

"The battle for our freedom wasn't some polite picnic to which you came armed with your best behaviour".

The heavens opened, and a thunderous downpour drenched the mourners.

"I'm here to look at your grandchildren in the eyes and tell them that they will never be treated like they've got leprosy for as long as I'm still alive", Malema said to yet more loud cheers.

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