JOHANNESBURG–The African National Congress will announce Wednesday a ten-day plan of activities to honour the late Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as tributes for the South African struggle stalwart continues to pour in from around the world.
ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is leading a delegation of ministers and members of the ANC National Executive Committee to finalise the plan with the family in Soweto here. ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said here Tuesday that the plan would include engaging actors who played the role of Mama Winnie in various movies which were depicting her life.
A condolences book will also be opened physically and online.
Earlier, South African and ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa said Madikizela-Mandela’s special official funeral will take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday. However, her remains will be buried in Fourways in the north of Johannesburg.
All flags across the country and at all South African missions abroad are flying at half-mast until the evening of Madikizela-Mandela’s burial. Ramaphosa has also declared 12-days of national mourning.
President Ramaphosa has made it clear that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela must be afforded the highest honour for her contribution to the liberation. The President continues to send his condolences to her family and wishes them strength during this difficult time of loss, said Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko.
Meanwhile, tributes from the country and abroad continue to pour in to honour the life and times of Madikizela-Mandela. The nation is still gripped in awe over the passing of one of the most famous anti-Apartheid struggle icons.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK