Zenani Mandela lambasts media for "peddling lies" about Winnie

Mourners carry the coffin of the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela in Orlando West Soweto South Africa

South African opposition leader Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters on Saturday castigated some mourners at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral in Soweto's Orlando Stadium only to shed crocodile tears for her."Mama‚" Malema began in his eulogy, "those who sold you out to the white minority regime during apartheid are here". Malema shook the stadium with his fiery speech that became a trending topic on social media.

She also questioned why men in the struggle weren't subjected to the same scrutiny, and said, "double standards obscure the vast efforts of women" in the struggle.

The ANC praised Madikizela-Mandela for her resilience and refusal to stand by while people suffered.

"I'm sorry Mama that your organisation delayed in according you its honour", Ramaphosa said. "It is so disappointing to see how they withheld their words during my mother's lifetime, knowing very well what they would have meant to her", said Dlamini.

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Madikizela-Mandela's own daughters paid tribute to their mother, with ambassador HRH Zenani Dlamini defending the legacy of a "woman who dared one of the most evil and powerful regimes of the past century and triumphed".

Images are circulating online of Malema and fellow Member of Parliament Mbuyiseni Ndlozi surrounded by members of the army and police, allegedly after three EFF leaders were denied entry to the Fourways Memorial Park on Saturday where Madikizela-Mandela was laid to rest. At the funeral service held on 14 April at Orlando stadium, Malema visibly tore into the ANC leaders whom he said they claimed Winnie was now theirs yet they disowned her. Aremu hailed what he called consolidation of democratic process in Africa citing "the new development in Zimbabwe and successful swearing-in of President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as the 5th President of the Republic of South Africa following the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma".

Malema and leaders of other political parties have also been allowed to be part of the dignitaries to bid their final farewell to the struggle icon at the cemetery.

He said that Ramaphosa must rest assured that EFF members in attendance would cheer his speech because they recognised him as the country's president.

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