[LISTEN] 'Madikizela-Mandela survived the worst treatment during apartheid'

Reverend Frank Chikane says it's a sad day in South African and the country should accept that people do not live forever.

Paying his last respects to fallen the late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Chikane says Madikizela-Mandela should be given a good send-off.

The struggle activist Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the aged of 81 at Milpark hospital in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon.

To me, Mama Mandela is a symbol of the pain and suffering that was caused to the people of South Africa by the apartheid system. She had the worst of it; from disrupting her marriage completely within months.

Reverend Frank Chikane, South African civil servant, writer and cleric

Being punished for the husband she got married to, who didn't stay for more than 18 months or so with her, and they persecuted her until she herself started resisting this system in a way no one who has done.

Reverend Frank Chikane, South African civil servant, writer and cleric

Chikane says Madikizela-Mandela was detained without trial during the apartheid era and banished to Brandfort in the Free State while she had children. He says her passing is a great reminder of the pain she suffered, and she was faithful to the struggle till her last breath.

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The reality is that the current generation we are relating to, does not accept or know about the pains that were caused to the people.

Reverend Frank Chikane, South African civil servant, writer and cleric

Meanwhile, Bishop of Kokstad Archbishop William Slattery says Madikizela-Mandela was very courageous and understood the political climate in South Africa.

He was Madikizela-Mandela was on a world stage and there was pressure on her to leader the people.

I don't think we have done enough to bring reconciliation to the people. There is still a lot that need to be done. There churches are doing something.

Archbishop William Slattery, Bishop of Kokstad

People can point out at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the mistakes she made she made during her life but if you understand the pressure she was under, the humiliation she was seeing everyday, they went through a difficult time.

Archbishop William Slattery, Bishop of Kokstad

Listen to two men of the cloth share their memories of Madikizela-Mandela:


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