Today marks the fourth (4) day since the demise of our beloved mother, Cde Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. This tragedy has gripped the nation with shock and sadness. This has led to the outpouring of messages of condolences and support to the family and expressing a sense of loss.
Mama Winnie devoted her entire adult life to the struggle against apartheid and the creation of a democratic, non-racial, non sexist society and united country.
Mamu Nomzamo Madikizela- Mandela was undoubtedly one of the most accomplished courageous women leaders who championed the struggle against apartheid. She fought tirelessly to break the disempowering gender divide in our society and contributed through her entire life to the noble fight against racial segregation and class exploitation.
Over the next seven (7) days of mourning and beyond we will continue to celebrate and honour her lasting legacy, one that we are proud of and one we hope to be emulated by generations to come.
The programme will unfold as follows:
Today (Friday,6 April 2018)
The opening of the Tribute Book for members of the public to write messages of support. The Tribute Book is available at the Canon James Calata House in King Williams Town.
Visit to the Madikizela family in Mbizana by a delegation led by the ANC Alfred Nzo Regional Leadership.
Prayer service by the Methodist Church of South Africa in partnership with SABC radio station (trufm ). The Tribute Book will be available at the Methodist Church.
Venue: 114 Alexandra Road- King Williams Town
Time : 13h00
(Sunday 8 April 2018)
The ANC Sarah Baartman Region will host a Winnie Madikizela Mandela Memorial Service
Venue : Coldstream Multi Purpose Centre (Tsitsikama)
Time : 14h00
(Monday, 9th April 2018)
Chris Hani Region will host a Winnie Madikizela Mandela Memorial Service.
Venue: Tobi Kula Indoor Sport Centre ( Queenstown)
Time : 10am
Amathole Region Host Winnie Madikizela Mandela Memorial Service.
Venue : Msobomvu Hall (Butterworth) at Mnquma.
Time : 12h00
Dr WB Rubusana Region Host Winnie Madikizela Mandela Memorial Service.
Venue : East London City Hall
(Tuesday, 10 April 2018)
ANC Eastern Cape Province to host Official Winnie Madikizela Mandela Memorial Service.
Venue: Mphuthumi Mafumbatha Stadium at Mbizana ( Alfred Nzo Region )
Time : 11 am
(Wednesday, 11 April 2018)
Government-led Official Memorial Service at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
(Thursday, 12 April 2018)
The ANC Women’s League will lead a mass prayer together with the women uManyano in around the Province.
(Friday, 13 April 2018)
University of Pretoria Memorial Service
ANC night vigil to be held at Orlando Rugby Stadium
(Saturday, 14th April 2018)
Special Official Funeral of Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela
We encourage all churches to hold prayer services in honour of this great stalwart of our liberation struggle.
We appeal to all South Africans to continue giving support to the family and ensuring that our mother, our heroine receives a deserved send off.
Long live the Spirit of Mama Madikizela-Mandela! Long Live!
ANC EC Communications
ANC Media & Liaison Officer
Mobile No: 0636878267/0731176194
ANC EC Communications Manager