Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be given state funeral

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President Cyril Ramaphosa pays tribute to anti-apartheid activist as mourners gather in Soweto

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa but also one of its most controversial figures, will be honoured with a state funeral, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Madikizela-Mandela, who died on Monday aged 81, was one of the few remaining representatives of the generation of activists who led the fight against apartheid.

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