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Winnie Mandela laid to rest

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Staff Writer | April 15, 2018
Former South African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been laid to rest in a state funeral on Saturday at Fourways Memorial park near Johannesburg.
Winnie Mandela laid to rest
Africa   At Fourways Memorial park near Johannesburg
Her casket, draped in the South African flag, was driven in a motorcade from the Orlando stadium in Soweto to the cemetery.

Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81 after a long illness that kept her in and out of hospital since the start of the year.

Her memorial service that was held earlier in the day was attended by thousands of South Africans mostly dressed in political party regalia. They sang and danced to celebrate her life.

African heads of states - including President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso and Namibia’s President Hage Gottfried Geingob - were in attendance.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell and American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson were among some of the international figures who attended the funeral.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Madikizela-Mandela spoke truth to power and what she endured with her incarcerations under the white minority rule known as apartheid could not break her.