Standing ovation for Banda

By Drum Digital
15 December 2013

Malawian President Joyce Banda received a standing ovation at Madiba's funeral.

Malawian President Joyce Banda received a standing ovation when she spoke about her position as a woman president at former president Nelson Mandela's state funeral in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.

Many women in the audience shouted "Yes, yes" when Banda spoke about her presidency.

They waved their hands in the air when she spoke about learning from Mandela's example.

The audience cheered when Banda paid tribute to Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his widow Graca Machel.

The two grieving women showed little reaction to the address. Madikizela-Mandela looked down and Machel stared ahead.

-by Sapa

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