Zenani Mandela lambasts media for "peddling lies" about Winnie

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Turning to Madikizela-Mandela's remains in a casket placed in the middle of the stadium, Malema echoed the sentiment that has been trending - that the fallen struggle icon did not die but had multiplied instead.

Malema allegedly told a soldier who tried to stop him that "no white man can stop me".

Malema's speech brought the thousands of mourners at the capacity filled 40,000-seat stadium paying their last respects chanting "mother of the nation" in support of his speech.

"We know that there are some journalists who are taking bribes to write lies about Mama Winnie", said Duarte.

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Madikizela-Mandela's grandchild, Zondwa Mandela said her death was a "wound" that would never heal, adding that Madikizela-Mandela was a hero who sacrificed her own life for the betterment of her people.

Zenani, who struggled to hold back tears while speaking at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, lambasted the media for "peddling lies" about her mother and her contribution to the struggle, and only tell the truth when she was dead. "She fought because the fight against apartheid was not some polite picnic at which you showed up in your best behaviour", she said. She took on the most evil and powerful regime of the past century. "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. "Let us honour her memory by pledging here that we will not betray the trust of her people, we will not squander or steal their resources, and that we will serve them diligently and selflessly", Ramaphosa said.

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

With full certainty, Julius Malema is an outspoken politician. The ANC's current president Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the country's president, the ANC Women's League, and the UDF were just some of those Malema targeted.

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