Memorial service for 'Mother of the Nation' held in South Africa

An emotional farewell to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who fought apartheid in South Africa for decades.

    A memorial service has been held in South Africa for the woman many called the "mother of the nation".

    Thousands attended a ceremony for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Soweto, where she lived and fought against apartheid.

     

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Orlando Stadium.


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