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)

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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."

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