ANC honours Madikizela-Mandela
The ANC's centenary flame arrived at the home of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Soweto home.
JOHANNESBURG - The ANC's centenary flame was taken to the home of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Soweto home on Saturday afternoon.
The flame, which travelled across the Gauteng province in June, was taken to Madikizela-Mandela's house to honour her role in the ANC's fight against apartheid.
The flame is expected to travel to Limpopo in July, before it is taken to Bloemfontein – where the ruling party will hold its national elective conference in December.
The ANC struggle veteran said she was touched by Saturday’s ceremony.
Madikizela-Mandela said 2012 was the year to celebrate the ruling party’s 100th birthday and its defiance campaign, which assisted in the fight for liberation.
ANC Gauteng Provincial Secretary David Makhura described Madikizela-Mandela as a pillar of the ANC. He said she kept the organisation together in the past and will continue to do so in years to come.
Madikizela-Mandela previously led the ANC Women’s League and also held several other positions within the party’s government.
(Edited by Thato Motaung)