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The EFF and ANC have begun informal talks of a partnership

16 April 2018

With the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela funeral hugely attended by both ANC and EFF members, a new report is claiming that "informal discussions" have taken place between the two parties.

The party says it's important to remember the struggle icon's message.

Malema's speech brought the thousands of mourners at the capacity filled 40,000-seat stadium paying their last respects chanting "mother of the nation" in support of his speech.

"Mama Winnie was a true freedom fighter and she never sold the struggle", he said.

Duarte described Madikizela-Mandela as a caring mother who suffered more than anyone could have imagined when she was incarcerated and exiled by the apartheid regime.

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Malema reminded the mourners that Madikizela-Mandela fought against apartheid fearlessly. "We know her. We don't need (former police commissioner during Apartheid) George Fivaz to tell us about Winnie Mandela‚" Malema said, in apparent reference to a TV documentary broadcast this week which revealed that the police did everything in their power to tarnish her image, including allegations that she killed a young footballer named Stompie.

Madikizela-Mandela and Malema's relationship dates back when the EFF leader was still a prominent leader of Cosas and prodigy of former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Peter Mokaba. "They are crying the loudest, more than us - who died for you", Malema said, before lambasting those he believed had wronged the struggle veteran. And when it came to the hypocrisy hovering around the late iconic revolutionary Winnie-Madikizela Mandela, he just had to tell it as it is.

His refusal to acknowledge former president Jacob Zuma was clearly notable.

It's reported that a scuffle broke out between three senior EFF leaders and a police officer after they were allegedly denied entry into the Fourways Memorial Park, with Malema reportedly saying "no white person can stop me".

Malema received the loudest cheers at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

"I will make a proposal to the ANC national executive committee to bestow on you its highest honour", Ramaphosa said to thunderous applause from the packed stadium, not far from Madikizela-Mandela's home in Orlando West.

Deputy President David Mabuza is also due to deliver a tribute on behalf his party while Bathabile Dlamini will represent the ANC Women's League (ANCWL).

The EFF and ANC have begun informal talks of a partnership