Zuma shocked at Mama Winnie's death

Zuma shocked at Mama Winnie's death

- Former President Jacob Zuma said he’s pleased that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will receive the kind of funeral she deserves

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Zuma was greeted by a small group of African National Congress supporters outside Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto when he visited her home.

He addressed the media after paying his respects to the family, and said Madikizela-Mandela’s passing was a shock.

Briefly.co.za learned Zuma said he hadn’t even heard she had been admitted to hospital, but praised President Cyril Ramaphosa for declaring an official funeral for her.

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“I must express my appreciation that the president has given Madikizela-Mandela a funeral service that she deserves. She was/is a national heroine.”

Zuma referred to Madikizela-Mandela as a national hero several times, and said her contributions couldn't be ignored.

Former Springbok Captain, Francois Pienaar and several religious leaders also visited the home on Wednesday.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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