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Let’s support Marikana widows and orphans: Winnie Mandela

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Struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, says she plans to lead a campaign to assist the widows and orphans who lost family members during the 2012 Marikana killings.

Forty four people including 34 miners, police officers and security guards lost their lives during an unprotected strike at Lonmin mine.

Madikizela-Mandela spoke during her 80th birthday celebrations in Cape Town on Wednesday night.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who delivered the keynote address, and EFF leader, Julius Malema, were among the guests.

Madikizela-Mandela called for support for those affected by the killings.

“When I get well, I will lead a campaign for orphans and widows. And you know who will support me – Deputy President. He will find budget from white capital. Please donate to Marikana widows so Julius can stop shouting.”

Madikizela-Mandela thanked all her guests for attending the birthday celebration.

She kept her speech light hearted, saying there will be another time for a serious speech.

[Source: SABC]
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