11 April 2018
The African National Congress will tomorrow launch the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Day of Service in Orlando, Soweto. This forms part of the 10-day programme of celebrating the life of Mama Winnie who dedicated her life in the service of the people, in particular the downtrodden.
The launch will include the starting up of Winnie Mandela food gardens which we envisage to be rolled out throughout the country as well as renovation work at identified child-headed and homes for the elderly in the area.
This is in keeping with the ANC resolution on the economy and the land from the 54th National Conference calling for the implementation of radical socio-economic transformation and to "ensure [that] land reform enhances food security for poor families and maintain food security for South Africa as a whole". The programme gives expression to the immediate struggle waged by Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela for most of her life to better the conditions of those that are marginalized in society.
To honour the memory of this gigantic icon, the ANC encourages the masses of our people throughout the country to work their land in their yards, schools and villages and to produce their own food in honour of Mama Winnie Madikizela - Mandela.
Details of the launch are as follows:
Time : 10:00
Date : 12 April 2018
Venue : 4727 Chakane Street
Orlando East, Soweto
ANC National Spokesperson