Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's PA dons ANC colours for DA visit in Soweto

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's PA dons ANC colours for DA visit in Soweto

- Mmusi Maimane visited Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's personal assistant on Easter Monday

- Zodwa Zwane, who worked with Madikizela-Mandela for decades, greeted Maimane in ANC colours

- However, the visit appeared to be a friendly one

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Over the Easter weekend, DA leader Mmusi Maimane paid a visit to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's long-time personal assistant, Zodwa Zwane.

Maimane stopped by Zwane's home in Dobsonville, Soweto, which is also Maimane's hometown.

During the visit, Maimane paid tribute to the Madikizela-Mandela's legacy.

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The DA leader was accompanied by the party's youth leader, Luyolo Mpiti.

Zwane answered the door wearing her ANC colours, but welcomed the DA leaders nonetheless, according to Eyewitness News.

Maimane thanked Zwane for the work she had done by assisting Madikizela-Mandela. He also praised Madikizela-Mandela herself, saying that her contribution to bringing about a democratic South Africa would always be remembered.

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Maimane said he decided to make the visit on Easter Monday because Madikizela-Mandela had passed away on Easter Monday, and also to share his condolences with Zwane, whose brother recently passed away as well.

The visit made for a rare moment of warmth across party lines. With the elections drawing closer, tensions between the ANC and DA have been rising, particularly in Gauteng. 

In Johannesburg, for example, both parties have blamed the other for the recent service delivery protests which have flared up in places like Alexandra, has gathered.

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