The nation has gathered in their numbers to pay their final respects and bid farewell to the Mother of the Nation, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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Supporters of the late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela came in their masses to bid farewell to the “mother of the nation” on Saturday morning.
A heavy police presence stood guard at the gates of the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, where the funeral service was going to take place.
Supporters from all over, many clad in the ANC colours, flocked to attend the service.
Some held aloft placards bearing the face of Madikizela-Mandela. One of the placards had a series of pictures of Madikizela-Mandela and former president Nelson Mandela.
The name Winnie Madikizela-Mandela echoed through the stadium as struggle songs were being sung.