Madikizela-Mandela to have official funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa made the declaration following the death of the anti-apartheid icon on Monday.

FILE: ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (left) greets National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete at the ANC national policy conference at Nasrec on 30 June 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will have an official national funeral.

President Cyril Ramaphosa made the declaration following the death of the anti-apartheid icon on Monday.

Madikizela-Mandela passed away on Monday afternoon at the Milpark Hospital surrounded by her family.

The struggle stalwart had been in and out of the facility, battling a recurring kidney infection.

A national memorial service will be held on 11 April and the funeral will be held on 14 April.

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