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Winnie Mandela food gardens launched on birthday of late struggle icon

Provincial ANC's Sochayile Khanyile says this is a great way to honour mama Winnie.

FILE: The late ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela looks on as she is greeted by Women's League supporters gathered in Soweto on 26 September 2016 to celebrate her 80th birthday. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC in Gauteng has kicked off a week of remembrance for late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

To celebrate mama Winnie's birthday on Wednesday the party announced the launch of Winnie Mandela food gardens, a community project and a feeding scheme at children's homes in Soweto.

Madikizela-Mandela passed away earlier this year at Netcare Milpark hospital at the age of 81.

Provincial ANC's Sochayile Khanyile says this is a great way to honour mama Winnie.

“So that we can use these gardens to provide for the poor, to start a programme to ensure that we take care of those who are going through problems of poverty. Those are the programmes that were planned for the period.”

(Edited by Refilwe Thobega)