SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO LINE STREETS FOR MADIKIZELA-MANDELA’S FINAL TRIP HOME

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016 Africa National Congress stalwart Winnie Madikizela Mandela looks on as she is greeted by Women League supporters gathered in Soweto to celebrate her 80th birthday. Former wife of Nelson Mandela Winnie Mandela has died, according to South African media on April 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

JOHANNESBURG-  Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s family has invited South Africans to line the streets of Soweto as she goes to her home in Orlando for the last time.

African National Congress officials are expected to be at the home on Friday afternoon, with thousands of people expected on Saturday for the funeral.

Madikizela-Mandela passed away last week at the age of 81, she will be laid to rest in Fourways after the funeral service at Orlando Stadium.

Mam Winnie remains will be expected to leave from the Kupane Funeral Parlour in Orlando East to be sent to her home around 2pm today.

The procession will be expected to move from Sofasonke Street, to Klipspruit Road and then pass through Khumalo Street.

The final stops are Mothipa Street before ending in Maseli Street towards Madikizela-Mandela’s home.

Madikizela- Mandela family have asked those attending the funeral to form a guard of honor along the route.

Victor Dlamini, family spokesperson said, “In fact, more than just South Africans, is to think about it, the whole of the African continent. Just come out with an extra-ordinary outpouring of love and support and the family is deeply grateful because you’ve just given them a sense of comfort.”

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