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IN PICTURES: South Africa bids final farewell to Winnie Mandela

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JOHANNESBURG – Hundreds of mourners from around the country gathered at Orlando Stadium in Soweto to pay their last respects to struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday.

Here are some of the moments from the funeral:

 

African National Congress Women’s League members wait in the early waits ahead of a pre-burial service for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 14 April 2018. CREDIT: WIKUS DE WET/AFP

 

Mourners arrive at Orlando Stadium during the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Soweto,South Africa, on 14 April 2018. CREDIT: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

 

 

Reverend Jesse Jackson listens to Umkhonto we Sizwe military veterans singing outside the home of late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in the early morning prior to her funeral in Soweto, South Africa April 14, 2018. CREDIT: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

 

 

Mourners gather at Orlando Stadium before the funeral of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. CREDIT: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

 

 

Mourners gather at the stadium before the funeral. CREDIT: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

 

 

Businessman Tokyo Sexwale arrives at the home of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela prior to her funeral. CREDIT: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

 

 

The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is carried from her home on Saturday morning. CREDIT: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

 

 

The motorcade transporting the coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela through Soweto after leaving her home. CREDIT: GULSHAN KHAN/AFP

 

 

People pay their respects as the funeral cortege for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrives at Orlando stadium. CREDIT: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

 

 

People pay their respects as the coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is driven from her home. CREDIT: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

 

 

The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrives at the stadium in Soweto. CREDIT: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

 

 

FILE: The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela moving on the red carpet on the pitch. CREDIT: GCIS

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s daughters Zenani Mandela-Dlamini and Zindziswa Mandela arriving at Orlando Stadium in Soweto for the funeral on April 14, 2018. CREDIT: GCIS

 

 

Graca Machel, widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela, arrives at the stadium. CREDIT: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

 

 

 Family members arrive as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s coffin is brought in. CREDIT: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

 

 

Members of the ANC Women’s League gather at the stadium. CREDIT: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

 

 

FILE: The Winnie Madikizela-Mandela family with President Cyril Ramaphosa during her funeral at Orlando stadium in Soweto on April 14, 2018. CREDIT: GCIS

 

 

A woman holds a banner and cheers during at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral in Orlando Stadium. CREDIT: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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