Machel, Winnie united in grief
Bantu Holomisa posted a photograph of Graça Machel & Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Madiba’s grave.
JOHANNESBURG - A touching photograph has emerged of Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel and his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela placing flowers at the global icon's gravesite.
United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader and family friend Bantu Holomisa posted the image on Twitter.
He says he did so to illustrate the unity between the two women.
The photograph shows the two women dressed in black, bending down over Mandela's grave.
The grave is covered in white flowers.
Holomisa says he was moved by the moment and wanted to share it.
"It was a good thing to see that he's still valued and it [shows] the unity which Madiba left [behind]."
He says Madikizela-Mandela and other family members are now leaving the Eastern Cape while Machel will continue to mourn there.
Mandela was laid to rest in Qunu on Sunday.