Winnie Madikizela-Mandela “heartbroken” by country’s poverty


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says the Nelson Mandela’s dream is still only “half done”.

“For as long as there are poor children, like I’m seeing here, I’m very heartbroken,” she said at the weekend.

“It’s very painful to be standing here in front of you celebrating 20 years of democracy in this poverty,” she added, expressing unhappiness with the living conditions and lack of adequate sanitation in the area .

Madikizela-Mandela had joined her granddaughter Zoleka Mandela and volunteers for the Zoleka Mandela Foundation at the Badisa Day Care Centre in the Isotseng informal settlement in Cosmo City to commemorate Mandela Day, eNCA reported.

Volunteers painted and refurbishing the centre and distributed treats to the children.

According to Voice of America, a recent report by the South African Human Rights Commission found that Black children make up the majority of those who have poor nutrition, a lack of access to basic social services and education, and have no employable skills.

Watch the full report on ENCA here.

– Image via the Zoleka Mandela Foundation Twitter account.


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