ANALYSISBoth Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had official mourning periods of almost 14 days apiece and both of these times became global moments. The president acknowledged as much when he said that South Africa is a country damaged by its past, numbed by its present and hesitant about its future. The negotiation of that future took political form in the 12 days South Africa stopped to mourn a woman now buried as the mother of the nation. People pay their respects as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral cortege leaves for the burial site after her funeral service in Soweto, South Africa April 14, 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa April 14, 2018.
Source: Huffington Post April 16, 2018 02:48 UTC