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Making headlines: Arts and Culture department appoints new contractor to complete restoration of Winnie Mandela's Brandfort house, Malema says there will be no bloodshed over land And, De Lille says Winnie taught her that politics was not for sissies
Arts and Culture department appoints new contractor to complete restoration of Winnie Mandela's Brandfort house
The project to preserve and restore the house that late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was banished to in Brandfort in the Free State has been assigned to new contractors, the Department of Arts and Culture said.
In a statement released yesterday, the department attempted to dispel rumours that nothing had been done to restore the house and to turn it into a museum as promised.
Spokesperson Asanda Magaqa said the department had consistently given the house due attention and priority, which included personal engagements with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in the months before she died.
Malema says there will be no bloodshed over land
There will be no bloodshed in the quest for land, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.
He was speaking at the memorial service for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort, Free State, and revealed that she did not want the madness of driving white people over the sea.
He said the EFF was being projected as a party that did not want white people in South Africa.
He said if someone said they did not want white people, it was tantamount to saying they did not want trees on earth, as he added that there is no problem with white people and that white people have naturalised in South Africa.
De Lille says Winnie taught her that politics was not for sissies
Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela spoke truth to power to the old and the new regime, embattled City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said at a memorial held for her in Brandfort yesterday.
De Lille said Madikizela-Mandela taught her that politics was not for sissies and that there were no rules for men.
Although the memorial service was hosted by the EFF, the platform was used by various political parties used to show a united front.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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