'Fierce legend' Mam' Winnie commemorated in her birthplace Bizana

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Bizana, Eastern Cape, the birthplace of the late anti-apartheid struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to attend one the memorials in her honour.

Madikizela-Mandela past away last week after a long illness and the country is observing 10 days of mourning in memory of her, with several activities planned across the country.

EWN reporter Ziyand Ngcobo says the program will start with a short prayer and messages of support from the alliance leaders. The SACP will also take to the podium to commemorate 25 years since the death of struggle icon Chris Hani.

Read: 'Winnie Madikizela-Mandela worked hard to build the SA brand we have today'

It's no secret that the two leaders, both Mam'Winnie and Chris Hani had the same kind of vigour and defiance against the apartheid regime.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

When Mam'Winnie heard of the death of Chris Hani, a few times she would break down in public because they were very close... so today marks a very important day for these two leaders.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

Ngcobo says Madikizela-Mandela will be remembered as a fierce legend who would raise her arm in the air with her fist clinched saying Amandla (power to the people).

Read also: Letter to my 'big sister': From Graça Machel to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

To hear the rest of the report by Ziyanda Ngcobo, listen below:


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