Winnie Madikezela-Mandela’s funeral service will be held today, Saturday, 14 April, at Orlando Stadium. It will start at 09:00. It’s also the reason that Kaizer Chiefs’ game against Platinum Stars, which was originally scheduled for Saturday night, has been moved to Sunday, 15 April. Three Glamour Boys express their feelings towards Mama Winnie.
Mama Winnie is a great role model. She sent an important message about how strong and powerful a woman can be. She sacrificed so much to pave the way for a younger generation to have a better life. Mama Winnie is an example to us all to fight for a better future for our children. Unfortunately, I never met her in person, which I would have loved to. We will miss her. May God bless her soul.
While growing up in Zimbabwe, I would hear stories about Mama Winnie, about how she played a leading role in the fight for human rights and democracy in South Africa. She stood up, putting the future of the people ahead of hers. She stood with the people and she fought for the people. She had the heart of a lion and that’s why I call her the Mother of Africa. She actually deserves a public day to be named after her. We will forever remember her as a freedom fighter, because we can now enjoy life because of all that she has done for us.
Mama Winnie was a mother to all of us, she was the Mother of the Nation. She was a freedom fighter. I learnt a lot about her because I was always interested in history at school. As a country, we went through hard and difficult times. Mama Winnie was the glue that kept South Africa together during those dark days of apartheid. The sacrifices she made are the reason that we, youngsters, can now live in freedom. Our generation reaps the rewards from what she accomplished. I just want to say, “Thank you Mama Winnie, for everything you have done for us.”