'We will be conferring the Freedom of the City to Mama Winnie

Questions are being asked about how Winnie Madikizela Mandela will be honoured following her passing in April this year.

Mama Winnie as many knew her, had expressed the desire for her statue to be erected near her home in Orlando West.

There has also been a proposal to rename the FNB Stadium after her.

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report The spokesperson for the Speaker of the City of Johannesburg Lillian Kolisang says they have a plan to honour the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

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The City of Johannesburg is going to be considering the Freedom of the City to her which is recognised as the highest honour that the council can confer upon an individual.

Lillian Kolisang, spokesperson for the Speaker of the City of Johannesburg

There have been many people that have been honoured in this manner, Walter Sisulu, the former president Nelson Mandela, Mr Joe Slovo and many others who contributed towards the struggle of this country.

Lillian Kolisang, spokesperson for the Speaker of the City of Johannesburg

We are going to be conferring the Freedom of the City to Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Lillian Kolisang, spokesperson for the Speaker of the City of Johannesburg

She adds that at this point there is no concrete plan for a statue to be built however there is a process that has been undertaken by Section 79 committee for community development.

They are tasked to go to communities and get comments as to how best to honour Mama Winnie.

Lillian Kolisang, spokesperson for the Speaker of the City of Johannesburg

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'We will be conferring the Freedom of the City to Mama Winnie


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