Malema's scuffle with security at Mama Winnie's funeral

  • Malema's scuffle with security at Mama Winnie's funeral

Malema's scuffle with security at Mama Winnie's funeral

Images are circulating online of Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi surrounded by members of the army and police, allegedly after three EFF leaders were denied entry to the Fourways Memorial Park. Malema shook the stadium with his fiery speech that became a trending topic on social media.

"Mama Winnie was a true freedom fighter and she never sold the struggle", he said.

"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".

He also attacked ANC leaders who called her a criminal and who further prevented her from speaking at youth struggle icon Peter Mokaba's funeral.

He let it all out, saying that some of the leaders who were present showering praises on Winnie-Madikizela Mandela were the same people who had disowned her. "It is so disappointing to see how they withheld their words during my mother's lifetime, knowing very well what they would have meant to her", said Dlamini. She took on the most evil and powerful regime of the past century.

Mama Winnie was laid to rest on Saturday.

Duarte described Madikizela-Mandela as a caring mother who suffered more than anyone could have imagined when she was incarcerated and exiled by the apartheid regime.

Malema closed his emotive tribute by asking that Cape Town International Airport be named after her.

He was followed by family and other dignitaries who attended the internment after a drive from the Orlando Stadium.

Some of the speakers at the funeral included President Cyril Ramaphosa, fashion icon and model Naomi Campbell and EFF leader Julius Malema.

He said that Ramaphosa must rest assured that EFF members in attendance would cheer his speech because they recognised him as the country's president.