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Global Icon Raila Odinga Leaves For South Africa To Attend Burial Of Winnie Mandela, the former First Lady and Anti

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Photo: Raila arrives at JKIA ready to depart for Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Philip Nyamai
H.E. Raila Odinga and First lady Mama Ida Odinga departing for Johannesburg, South Africa this morning. The People’s President is set to attend the burial of Anti apartheid icon Winnie Mandela who’ll be laid to rest on Saturday, April 14. He is also accompanied by daughter Winnie and Kisii county Senator Prof. Sam Ongeri. Safe journey Baba.

Winnie who was a South African anti-apartheid campaigner and wife of former President Nelson Mandela will receive a state funeral.

The funeral will be held in Orlando Stadium in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg on Saturday. She will be buried at the Fourways Memorial Park Cemetery.

President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement after visiting her home in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township.Winnie passed away at the age of 81 on April 2 after a long battle with illness.

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