3 presidents to pay their respects to Mama Winnie

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during an interview with the City Press newspaper at her home in Soweto in 2010. (Photo by Gallo Images/City Press/Leon Sadiki)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during an interview with the City Press newspaper at her home in Soweto in 2010. (Photo by Gallo Images/City Press/Leon Sadiki)

Three presidents will pay their respects at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy, while president of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso, and Namibian president Hage Geingob are also expected to give speeches.

Other speakers expected at the state funeral include Madikizela-Mandela's daughters, Zindzi Mandela and Zenani Mandela-Dlamini.

There will also be tributes by Madikizela-Mandela's sisters and one of her grandchildren, Zondwa Mandela. Madikizela-Mandela's granddaughter Swati Dlamini-Mandela will read the obituary.

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EFF leader Julius Malema is also expected to speak, while Fikile Mbalula will speak on behalf of the ANC as will Bathabile Dlamini in her capacity as leader of the ANC Women's League.

Another politician, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, will deliver a tribute on behalf of the extended family. Gauteng Premier David Makhura will welcome the mourners at the ceremony.

The AbaThembu Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo will deliver a royal address and Zukiswa Madikizela will pay tribute on behalf of the Madikizela family.

Among the expected musical performers are Thandiswa Mazwai and Sipho Hotstix Mabuza.

The funeral service at the Orlando Stadium is scheduled to start at 09:00 and is expected to finish at 13:00, after which a military ceremony will take place before the procession moves to the Fourways Memorial Park.

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