Limpopo ANC Youth League members, Lerato Makomene and Rhulani Hlungwane-Jagome, looked stunning in their theme headgear for Mama Winnie. Photo: Facebook
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Far fewer comrades from across the Waterberg were expected to join the “doek revolution” (headscarf) journey for the burial of ANC heavyweight Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Fourways, Johannesburg.
In recent days ANC Waterberg regional chairperson, Morris Mataboge, indicated deliberations would definitely be held as to the transport and other logistics.
At the time of going to print it had proved difficult for The BEAT to pin down relevant officials to speak on the matter.
However, Bela-Bela Chief Whip Henrietta Ledwaba said she had her own arrangements to transport members of the ANC Women’s Leaugue Sihlangu Makhubela branch to the burial.
Another source close to the deliberations suggested a single bus had been made available per sub-region, meaning towns like Mookgophong and Bela-Bela in the Waterberg would each have a bus available.
The source said members of the general public were welcomed to ride along, with the buses scheduled to depart on the evening of Friday 13 April.
In Modimolle last Sunday 8 April, the sub-region of the ANC Women’s League hosted a prayer service for the Mother of the Nation,
The whole of the week was characterised by women from across the Waterberg and beyond celebrating Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy, wearing some exotic and not-so-exotic doek (headscarf) patterns, as part of the ANC’s #Allblackwithadoek for Mama Winnie.
The ANC had called on all women to wear black with a doek, beret or head scarf.
The late Madikizela-Mandela was known for her signature headgear, which included her Xhosa-style sophisticated headscarf formations, let alone the odd paramilitary camouflage caps.
In the broader Limpopo, Deputy President David Mabuza, presided over a memorial service at the Jack Botes Hall in the Polokwane capital.
Other major events included the main national memorial service addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Madikizela-Mandeola’s home village of Mbizana midweek.
2 years ago 12 April 2018