Winnie skips birthday party

2013-09-28 00:00

ALL was not lost despite Winnie Madikizela-Mandela not attending her 77th birthday celebration at the Coastlands Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban.

In spite of her no-show due to her having to attend another urgent family matter, the party went on as planned and the 77 pensioners invited to the party grooved the night away in her honour.

“At around 3.30 pm on Thursday we received an e-mail from MaWinnie explaining to us that she could not attend the party due to unforeseen circumstances that were beyond her control.

“Everyone was initially disappointed that they were unable to meet her but the purpose of the evening was to focus on the 77 pensioners who were eagerly awaiting the party,” said Kevin Joseph, one of the organisers of the party.

Joseph said: “Regardless of MaWinnie not attending the party, its purpose still remained as all who attended enjoyed it nonetheless. We had various competitions held and fun activities for the pensioners to participate in.”

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