johannesburg - In South Africa, thousands of people gathered to attend the state funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The coffin, covered with the national flag, was shown in the football stadium of Soweto, a township in the west of Johannesburg and then a breeding ground for resistance.
Leading politicians from the Netherlands and abroad are present, including the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. Former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma also attend the ceremony.
Mandela is buried later in the day at Fourways Memorial Park cemetery. There is also her great-granddaughter who died in 2010 at the age of 13 due to a collision. At the stadium in Soweto, the commemoration meeting had already taken place on Wednesday.
The ex-wife of the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, died last week at the age of 81.