ANC NEC members arrive at Madikizela-Mandela’s Soweto home

ANC Women’s League member Margaret Baloyi says she woke up early to make her way from Diepkloof to pay tribute to Madikizela-Mandela today.

ANC NEC members and members of the party's top six arrive at the Soweto home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on 5 April 2018 to pay their last respects to the party stalwart. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee members have arrived at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s house in Soweto to pay tribute to the struggle icon.

The 81-year-old Madikizela-Mandela died at the Milpark hospital on Monday after a long illness.

The 80 members of the ANC’s NEC have arrived at the family house.

A white marquee has been erected outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s house here in Soweto, the street has been cordoned off and more people are still arriving to pay their last respects.

ANC Women’s League member Margaret Baloyi says she woke up early to make her way from Diepkloof to pay tribute to Madikizela-Mandela today.

“We’re Women’s League and veterans. We’re glad to be here, it’s because of Winnie Mandela.”

The ANC is expecting 15 busses full of supporters to come visit the house today.