The EFF Western Cape joins the country and the Madikizela-Mandela families as they honour and #RememberMamaWinnie who passed on exactly a year ago, on the 2nd of April 2018.
We lost a mother, an activist and a real freedom fighter, and were denied a real President post-1994. Mama Winnie’s contribution to the emancipation of South Africa from the murderous apartheid regime still remains unmatched. So was her unwavering spirit and vigour as she stood firm against patriarchy and erasure from her own Comrades and political home. Her passing not only brought sadness but ignited a flame of a young, fierce and steadfast generation of black women who stand firm at the face of patriarchy, persecution and injustice.
The EFF Western Cape thus reiterates the EFF’s unequivocal call for Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after the mother of the nation, Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
When celebrating our democracy and when honouring those who fought the apartheid regime and made it possible for us to enjoy some of the freedoms we enjoy today, as the country, we erased the role played by women and that must be corrected. Mama Winnie sacrificed her life in the quest for the liberation of this country, has earned her stripes locally and internationally and asking for an airport to be named after her is putting our gratitude to her into action. Not only her but all women who sacrificed and still make sacrifices for our people.
The EFF Western Cape remains resolute to the call for revolutionary conscience to all people of South Africa and Western Cape to stand and support this token that mama deserves so much. A token the ANC is fiercely fighting, as it did her existence and contribution to the struggle.
Forward with the emancipation of women!
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS WESTERN CAPE.
Cmsr Melikhaya Xego (Provincial Chairperson) : 081 711 3938
Ftr Phiwaba Madokwe (Provincial Media and Communications Liaison): 065 990 7211
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