April 14, 2018, At the Orlando Stadium where a funeral was held for late Winnie Mandela, Julius Malema, Leader of Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) of South Africa said
“I am here not so much to bury Mama‚ because Queen Mothers do not die‚ they multiply into a million red flowers of love and freedom. I am here to speak on behalf of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ the daughters and sons of Mama Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela.
“I am here to pick up her spear and make my vow that I will continue to fight for a mission of restoring the dignity of black people through the attainment of economic freedom in our lifetime.
“I’m here to speak on behalf of the dejected masses of our people; I speak on behalf of the landless ‚ the unemployed youth‚ the Fees Must Fall generation‚ the security guards‚ domestic workers‚ farmworkers‚ cleaners‚ waiters and waitresses‚ the shop keepers‚ petrol attendants‚ teachers‚ nurses‚ soldiers‚ police‚ government employees‚ the black middle class working in the racist white firms and all those who are paid lower salaries. . .”
“Mama‚ those who sold you out to the regime are here. They are crying the loudest‚ more than all of us who cared for you….Mama, you never told us how we should treat them when they come here, I’m waiting for a signal, ma.”
He hit out at the UDF party, which, he said, had thrown her to the apartheid regime and lashed out at executives of the ruling ANC’s Women’s League who also disowned Winnie Mandela at the time when she was leading the group.
Julius Malema also provides an inspired justification for localising the memorial of Winnie in Brandfort at
for Winnie’s last speech on earth.