Members of the African National Congress Women’s League Gauteng Region have done a walkabout in Soweto as they made their way to Winnie Madikizela- Mandela’s home to honour the former president of the league.
The march was led by the greater Johannesburg Women’s League. Dignitaries and prominent personalities continue to visit the home of the anti-Apartheid icon in Orlando Township in Soweto after her passing.
The fiery freedom fighter passed on Monday after short illness, aged 81. President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special official funeral to honour the woman who became the face of anti-Apartheid resistance for a period spanning three decades.
On Thursday the ANC’s entire National Executive Committee will visit Madikizela-Mandela’s home. The home of the late ANC stalwart has been transformed into a site of a pilgrimage as hundreds of people continue to visit.
Clad in regalia of various political parties, admirers of the struggle icon burst into struggle songs to celebrate the life and times of a fiery freedom fighter whom many refers to as ” The Mother of the Nation’.
Amongst those who came to pay a visit to her home, were former President Jacob Zuma, current Deputy President David Mabuza and leaders of various political parties.
Members of the clergy also made their way into the heavily guarded compound which has also become an attraction for foreign tourists.
African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Fakki Mohammat has also joined the members of the diplomatic community in visiting Madikizela-Mandela’s home.