'We must contextualise issues that were systemically fed to destroy her'

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has criticised media over reports she believes have cast aspersions on the revolutionary character of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Madikizela-Mandela died on Easter Monday at the Millpark Hospital after a long illness at the age of 81.

Referring to a local broadcaster and some international news agencies, Mokonyane released a statement on Tuesday, saying the narrative portrayed is not only a mischievous distortion but devoid of truth.

She joined Karima Brown in studio to talk about Madikizela-Mandela's legacy, as well as the role she played in her life.

Her visionary appreciation of a revolution, that it is not about the old, in fact the old must carry the young so that the young can assume responsibility. There were moments where as a leader and icon, she subjected herself to discipline by members of the leadership of the Women's League who were much younger than her.

Nomvula Mokonyane, Communications Minister

Reflecting on her leadership role within the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League Education, Minister Angie Motshekga explains the difficulties faced by Madikizela-Mandela in championing women's rights through the party.

It is a very difficult balance that you have to get right and I think Winnie sometimes used to be caught in that difficulty in wanting to push women's issues to the end within ANC and you find sometimes it does not work out because at the end of the day the first call was toward non-racialism.

Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister

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