Sdumo Dlamini questions political leaders' ability to live up to Mam' Winnie's legacy

2018-04-04 17:20
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. (Veli Nhlapo/Gallo)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. (Veli Nhlapo/Gallo)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini has lauded the role that struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela played in society and said that the struggle was to find leaders of the same calibre.

He visited the stalwart's home in Soweto on Wednesday to pay his respects and was accompanied by former president Jacob Zuma.

Read: Jacob Zuma on Madikizela-Mandela - 'There is a pain of losing a mother, comrade and leader'

During an interview with eNCA, Dlamini said leaders needed to think deeply about how they would honour the legacy of heroes, such as Madikizela-Mandela.

"She embodies the ANC... How are we going to remember her, because she is an icon?"

He encouraged universities and historians to tell her story the right way. 

"Her contribution is massive, it can never be lost. It ... calls for universities of this country, those who tell history, [to] do it right."

Dlamini added that Madikizela-Mandela would expect the ANC and those within the alliance to work towards unity for the country.

"This is what she stood for and she died believing in," he added.

Dlamini lambasted political leaders who failed to live up to her legacy.

"People are selfish. People are consumed about themselves. It's about me, me, me. That has got to stop. We must learn from these leaders. We have got to change."


Read more on:    winnie madikizela-mandela  |  sdumo dlamini

Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.