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Malema's Madikizela-Mandela speech a source of inspiration

16 April 2018

The dignitaries had a lot to say about Winnie, wife of the late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, but it was the speech by leader of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, Julius Sello Malema, that moved Kenyans.

As expected, the funeral ceremony of Winnie Mandela on Saturday, April 14, was attended by leaders from all walks of life and many were given opportunity to pay their tribute to the fallen African freedom fighter.

Another senior EFF leader said there was no possibility of his party collapsing, but that there could be co-operation after the election "based on certain fundamental principles".

The paper is reporting that Malema has spoken to President Cyril Ramaphosa about what is necessary for a co-operation.

During his speech, Malema said those who betrayed Madikizela-Mandela while she was still alive were at her funeral.

Malema's plea was even acknowledged by the government, as he left the podium, with the official government account tweeting: "Julius Malema leaves the podium by challenging SA Government to rename the Cape Town Int Airport after Winnie Mandela".

Twitter users joined in the chorus and called for a signal on how to deal with people who are behind high data prices, Value-Added Tax and bogus churches. "Of the same people who were ready to give you the enemy?"

However, it is believed the possible alliance will not happen before the 2019 elections.

Malema's Madikizela-Mandela speech a source of inspiration