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Winnie snubs Graça

2012-07-19 11:49

Johannesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela appeared to snub her ex-husband's current wife Graça Machel, reports said On Thursday.

Winnie had been scheduled to inaugurate a child care centre with Machel in Qunu in the Eastern Cape. But Machel, after being kept waiting for an hour, eventually left.

Winnie later arrived for the ceremony in the company of the former youth league leaders.

"It's a pity that my little sister Graça left," she said.

Madikizela-Mandela also made a public appearance with Julius Malema in Qunu, the home village of Mandela, as the country celebrated his 94th birthday on Wednesday, The Sowetan reported.

Praise for Malema

"Thank you very much for making us see in our lifetime that it is possible to liberate our people economically and better their lives," Madikizela-Mandela said in a tribute to Malema, the expelled leader of the ANC Youth League.

"Thank you very much for leading that campaign because it is as a result of your emphasis, the youth league's emphasis, on the role we should be playing as freedom fighters," she added.

Malema, whom Madikizela-Mandela referred to as her "grandson", was once a vocal campaigner for President Jacob Zuma, at one point vowing to "kill" for him.

But his fiery rhetoric eventually became too much, as Malema advocated seizing mines and farms and called for "regime change" in democratic Botswana.

Madikizela-Mandela, who has also been accused of populism, castigated the ANC a week ago saying the party was abusing the Mandela family name, pulling it up only when needed, yet treating the family shabbily.

She said it was "most painful" that 18 years after the advent of democracy in South Africa "we still have people who say we have failed them."

"Our country is in deep trouble as we make promises, and the promises are not fulfilled," she added.

Comments
  • Gareth - 2012-07-19 12:03

    Winnie - the POO!

  • george.dinta - 2012-07-19 12:03

    Jealousy makes u nasty, I love you Winnie. Let them haters rot from hatred

      mofstok - 2012-07-19 12:21

      George is trolling, ignore him and he will get bored and go away to live his empty life.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-19 12:33

      Georgie boy-million rand houses,fancy cars,designer clothes-yet money cant buy class! You are either born with it or not. Clearly it was lacking in her gene pool!

      alan.gernet - 2012-07-19 13:39

      You love her George - you can HAVE her! Just be careful you do not end up like Stompie.

  • ndira.mtyenene - 2012-07-19 12:04

    why did Mandela divorce Winnie??? just asking

      bakers.dozen.14 - 2012-07-19 12:06

      you would have as well

      Synomore - 2012-07-19 12:21

      @NDIRA, SHE Was abusing and cheating on him Dali Mpofu was her lover a much younger than her nothing wrong with younger Graca hey

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-19 12:37

      No one likes a smoking gun.

      Stirrer - 2012-07-19 13:00

      ... or soppy seconds.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-19 13:46

      She and fatboy seem to make a nice couple. Both equally gastly

      nmateke - 2012-07-19 15:15

      becouse he sold her out

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-19 16:10

      because she was screwing around with other men, in between murdering kids while her husband was sacrificing his life for the country.

      brilloks.bittergal - 2012-07-20 15:12

      Instead of a ring, he should have give her a necklace.

  • duma.nkabinde - 2012-07-19 12:06

    I suppose Graca is younger than mama Winnie, I don't get the purpose of this article!

  • Beryl - 2012-07-19 12:08

    Graca is a LADY , and Winniew you have no class and no BRAINS

  • bmntwaphi - 2012-07-19 12:17

    Winnie is an attention seeker. Enough said

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-07-19 12:17

    Who cares? B!tch slap each other and move on please.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-19 12:31

    I excpect nothing less from this vile woman! She constantly flaunts her arrogance and spits in the face of everything her ex husband stood for!

  • denton.estment - 2012-07-19 12:32

    Typical Winnie always late for meetings to seek attraction. She has never had manners and never will. Good for Graca leaving before she arrived.

  • valerie.kitanika.1 - 2012-07-19 12:34

    Those alike gather together..two expeled:one from a marriage and another from a political party!lakker they belong together

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-07-19 12:35

    As much as we appriciate the contributions Graca has made in this country. But what would impress us more is if she could spend more time improving the lives of the poor children of her country of birth and finding the real killers of her husband. That would would bring much more comfort to the peoples of Mocambique that her dear husband fought so hard for them to be liberated. Instead of spending time in feel good moments for the cameras and impressing whites!

      hudayfah.newman - 2012-07-19 13:35

      Aaaaaaah I see. So to sum it up, she hasn't been singing shoot the boer and calling for free everything for blacks that's why she is not on your \favourite people\ list. It must be getting veeeeery lonely in that dark life of yours where everything white sends your blood level through the roof.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-19 13:50

      Well they must be doing a lousy job, the whiteys aren't impressed to say the least.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-20 13:09

      Phumi, well said.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-07-19 12:42

    This is an honest question. Who do you guys think is more fake, winnie or her hair?

      Synomore - 2012-07-19 13:09

      Lolest, both thats good 1

  • josie.brits - 2012-07-19 12:44

    Graca has more dignity, self respect, compassion and humanity in little pinkie, than what the witch, Winnie, will ever have in her whole body and entire life!

      moeg.malseun - 2012-07-19 15:26

      it's also nice with sea food

      Ann - 2012-07-20 09:50

      Winnie niether has class nor brains.

  • smiso.mkhonza.9 - 2012-07-19 12:49

    Winnie was and she will never be important is SA

  • emmanuel.vuma - 2012-07-19 12:50

    Wow!!! This Micky Mouse country is becoming worse by minutes... Madiba's ex is now a sell-out??? What's next?... I wonder.

  • Hermann - 2012-07-19 12:58

    Looks like the has been political Cougar will now do anything to get back in the lime light. Imagine being late and then detract by sarcasm to curry favour.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 13:08

    What can one say? Pathetic comes to mind. With all that could and should be spoken about, she uses a golden opportunity to insult one person and then praise another who is a raving lunatic. Nice one Winnie - predictable and true to form as usual.

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-07-19 13:08

    Wena Winnie ya just bitter that Tata Mandela dumped you 4 a better grany in Graca.\r\n\r\nGo die alone, bi£ch!

  • lulu.magadla - 2012-07-19 13:09

    Winnie spoke truths only on the political side of things. The supposed personals between her & Graca are not something the media should really impress on. Why really should the press read into her words, should she hv kept quite about present Mrs Mandela's departure, the press would have commented on her muteness. Good one Winnie. On a personal note-strong woman indeed.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 13:32

      Yes, evil incarnate can be very strong.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-19 18:31

      The only thing strong about her is the smell of arrogance and deceit!

      rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-07-19 19:04

      Lulu - before commenting on this post please read your statement before posting. I for one do not know what the hell you are trying to say... and your use of the English Language is pathetic. Oh, your sister Winnie wants you to call her...

  • robbieyvonne.hutchison - 2012-07-19 13:12

    pffft Winnie keeps going on about Youth League This

  • sean.kedian - 2012-07-19 13:13

    What does one do about a witch?h

      anette.smith.16 - 2012-07-19 14:19

      Burn them at the stake??

  • Wouter - 2012-07-19 13:16

    This woman is very, very dangerous.

  • hendrikvs - 2012-07-19 13:17

    All the has-beens trying to find their share of the fading limelight?

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-07-19 13:22

    If Rre Nelson was still married to this lady, he would not have survived this far. Could most probably have died of a heart-ache or neglect.

  • betsy.dorris - 2012-07-19 13:22

    i am sure that Graca is as concerned about what Winnie has to say as what she feels for the turd she flushed down the toilet this morning.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-19 18:31

      Or embarresment!

  • maama.bujju - 2012-07-19 13:30

    pple r busy celebrating then u come late who r u? http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/633147-south-africans-in-uganda-mark-mandela-s-birthday.html

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-19 13:31

    Bitter human beings are very dangerous, they can do anything to bring the innocent masses down with them because they have got nothing to loose, it's what bitter Winnie madikizela is trying or planing to do, destroying and bringing south Africa down with her.

  • charmaine.rowlands - 2012-07-19 13:50

    ahhh Winnie, you never fail to live down to your reputation

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-19 14:08

    I am sure that Graca is not going to lose a nights sleep over winnie mandela. Graca is a lady of note and winnie will never fit into those shoes. Where ever winnie goes there is a shadow hanging over her. She is only an ex mandela and by marriage. Winnie is making a lot of noise all of a sudden, is her seat on the grrrrrrrrry being edged closer to the door.

  • marc.schroeder.35 - 2012-07-19 14:13

    I wonder what Stompie would say?

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-19 14:27

      Cut that Bi+€|=| up! Nice be?

  • spokazijojo - 2012-07-19 14:13

    "mother of our nation" yho no wonder the kids of our nation have lost it!!

  • kgalalelo.malesele - 2012-07-19 14:16

    Mama Winnie and Julius may the Lord God Almighty see you through these years and keep you to fulfill the promises to the masses.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-19 16:15

      wake up Indlovu, those two couldn't even keep the promises they made to themselves, if you look up to them then you are braindead or brainwashed, one of the 2

      Synomore - 2012-07-19 19:50

      Wake up and smell the coffee ure defending a thug call me a uncle i dont care she is abusing Madiba legacy this grandstander a murderer and a cheat

      Warwick - 2012-07-20 17:57

      I wonder if you will be first to get a freebie from them. ha ha ha.

  • frack.dat.5 - 2012-07-19 14:34

    Hell hath no fury.

  • KennySven - 2012-07-19 15:05

    Winnie you still persist with that old lap/Winkle Hare/Shop Hair/Wig on your Kop. Sis, that old lap/Winkle Hare/Shop Hair/Wig makes you look old. Either get a new wig or shave and Polish your Head. It would make you look better and important like Zuma then you can arrive late and no one can say anything. Clicks have got a special on Wigs Two for the price of One. Viva AMANDLA Viva

  • solomontja - 2012-07-19 15:15

    u can hate her all u wnt, da fact remains she's luvd by many and hated by few illitirate whites...

      Erna - 2012-07-19 17:28

      Don't think there are illiterate whites!

      louiseroger.higham - 2012-07-19 17:28

      Do u love murderers and people with no manners, because that's what she is, besides being jealous and bitter with life, she lost the best man in the world. U sound bitter with life too.

      Synomore - 2012-07-19 19:04

      Call me uncle Tom i dont care winnie is cruel using Mandela name he even abused and cheated on him thats a fact

      Warwick - 2012-07-20 17:59

      Spelling dear boy, spelling. As for your fancy ghetto English. Rather stick to your local language.

  • moeg.malseun - 2012-07-19 15:25

    mmmm she does not shear her spotlight

  • desmond.joshua2 - 2012-07-19 15:35

    ya,she uses about 1 kg body filler to cover all the cracks and the other crack.

  • jwdupreez - 2012-07-19 15:36

    Be careful Julius !!!!. The last jtotsi se "praised" was "Stompied"

  • Mtibra - 2012-07-19 16:01

    Mama wesizwe

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-19 16:09

    hamba witch, you are the one who poisoned the YL with your hatred & bitterness, I always knew you were behind the attempted coup in Polekwane.

  • Leon - 2012-07-19 16:30

    Child Centre being opened by Winnie. the irony !! if only Stompie could have gone to this child care centre before being beaten up and stabbed with a scissor. and guesss who had the scissor in her hand?

  • helmut.smrz - 2012-07-19 16:31

    The Bitch and Witch of Africa !

  • braamc - 2012-07-19 17:04

    Can you vrek already!

  • buhlebam.nyuswa - 2012-07-19 22:49

    Damn old, senile, silly, vindictive not popular woman. Have you been drinking again lately?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-07-20 07:17

    He is just tagging along for the media to see him and the public. Its called using the contacts he has to further his position.... Sadly this whole country seems to be this way... its not what you know cos that means nothing its who you know, cos then you can be a Manager with no experience just because of the buddy system!!! WAKE UP IDIOTS

  • nicky.enslin.50 - 2012-07-20 08:10

    In a way she reminds me of Michael Jackson, fake hair and too much make-up

  • mxolisi.nyuswa - 2012-07-20 08:25

    Winnie could hv bn d most respcted woman in the continent. Bt she s bñ compromsd by such public utternces that she utters in fav of her 'grandson'. Mxolisi Nyuswa

  • mankankela - 2012-07-20 09:08

    It is extraordinary that these people should show up at Madiba's spiritual home near Qunu. Their voracious need for publicity and sensation drive them to completely disregarding the fact that this is the most private place for someone that has lived 94 years, and many of those in service to humanity. What absolute scum they are....

  • joanita.hilton - 2012-07-20 09:12

    Being the EX wife of Mandela, I would think she should drop the mandela part of her name. She likes riding the gravy train as a Mandela. She is a disgrace to the mandela name

  • Msika - 2012-07-20 09:16

    The death of Winnie "Mother of the nation"Madikizela - Mandela, started the day she moved from the Free state to Soweto. RIP Winnie!