Stompie's mother visits Madikizela-Mandela's home

Joyce Seipei has also joined in defending Madikizela-Mandela, saying she doesn’t believe the anti-apartheid activist was involved in her son’s death.

Stompie Seipei's mother Joyce Seipei (C) walks towards late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home on 10 April 2018. Picture: Hitekani Magwedze/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The mother of the late Stompie Seipei who was killed in 1989, Joyce Seipei, is visiting the late stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto for the first time since her son’s murder.

Madikizela-Mandela’s death again brought forward the question of her participation in the young activist’s death.

Recently, former police commissioner George Fivaz said Madikizela-Mandela had been cleared of being involved in the murder.

Seipei arrived at Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto adorned in African National Congress colours surrounded by a crowd of women singing.

While some have blamed the late freedom fighter for Stompie's murder, many, including the ANC’s Fikile Mbalula, have defended her.

“Stompie Seipei, it has come out that he was not killed, as they claimed, by umama, he was killed by Richardson. Even now the former commissioner of police, Fivaz, spoke about it. And everybody knows about this.”

Seipei has also joined in defending Madikizela-Mandela, saying she doesn’t believe the anti-apartheid activist was involved in her son’s death.