Winnie Mandela aka Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela was finally laid to rest on Saturday 14 April, 2018 at the Fourways Memorial Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. The burial ceremony of the anti-apartheid activist was followed by a funeral service held at the Orlando Stadium.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Politician, Julius Malema and Winnie’s daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini were among some of the personalities who paid tribute to the deceased.
However, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini’s heart-felt speech got many people talking. Zenani not only spoke profoundly about her mother but also called out the patriarchal system.
Watch the short clip below:
After Zenani’s speech, many people took to twitter to share their views.
Zenani's speech is POWERFUL!
Winnie would be proud.#WinnieMandelaFuneral
— Nyaki (@nyakallo_m) April 14, 2018
If newspapers don't have Zenani's speech as a front page news they've failed us!!
— Queen Cadre (@CadreLenyora) April 14, 2018
The world needed to hear Zenani's speech ✊
— Vuyolwethu Ngcukana (@vuyomse) April 14, 2018
Zenani's speech made me feel guilty.. Eish 💔😭
— Yun' King 👑 Savage ❤ (@Liiyar_Loni) April 14, 2018
Zenani's speech ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
— African Child (@ZikhonaTshona) April 14, 2018
Zenani's speech👌, we need such women leading our society and country 👏👏👏 #WinnieMandelaFuneral
— Mushavhi (@Raphaell_D) April 14, 2018
Zenani's speech really gave me so much life….its not over…mama give us the sign#WinnieMandelaFuneral
— marcus howard (@marqi89) April 14, 2018
— Lerato Eseu (@Lerry_Eseu) April 14, 2018
— Asanda Magaqa (@asandamagaqa) April 14, 2018
Zenani's speech is so profound. RIP mama Winnie. There's a lot to learn from this phenomenal lady Nomzamo
— Vhonani Mabunda (@MabundaVhonani) April 14, 2018
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) April 14, 2018
— Mbaliyezwe Ndlela (@mbali_ndlela) April 14, 2018
Zenani Mandela reminds me of the saying ‘Speak the truth, even if it makes your voice tremble’
— Winnie Mandela (@ButiManamela) April 14, 2018
Zenani's speech was everything that portrays courage, boldness and bravery. Indeed Mam Winnie has multiplied ✊✊✊
— Thubalethu Cindi (@ThubalethuC) April 14, 2018
You are praising my mother now that she is late,and this shows you are hypocrites. – Zenani Mandela. #WinnieMandela #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #WinnieMandelaFuneral #Winnie #RIPMamaWinnie pic.twitter.com/UgYxoEEAKw
— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) April 14, 2018
— 14th May🇿🇦 (@MphilenvNdlovu) April 14, 2018
You can also check out the full speech below: