August 21, 2018

Winnie Mandela should have been president, says head of South African left (Reuters)

Winnie Mandela should have been president, says head of South African left (Reuters)

As tributes poured in for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who died on Monday, the head of South Africa’s leftist opposition party said misogynists in the ruling ANC had prevented her taking her rightful place as president.

Senior African National Congress (ANC) figures stood side-by-side with members of the hard-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party outside Madikizela-Mandela’s red-brick house in Soweto, chanting songs from the struggle against white minority rule as mourners gathered for a second day.

“Winnie Mandela was supposed to be president of South Africa,” EFF leader Julius Malema told the crowd.

“But the men in the ANC were threatened by a woman and the whites were threatened by an African woman. That’s why they did everything to destroy her.” Read more

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