Former First Lady, Mrs Konadu Agyeman Rawlings will lead the Ghanaian delegation to the funeral of the late freedom fighter, Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, taking place in Soweto, South Africa, this Saturday.
A statement under the signature of the Director of Communication at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, said the delegation includes the Ambassador at Large, Mr Edward Mahama, Deputy Minster for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Charles Owiredu a Deputy Minister for Information, Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, and Protocol Of are to represent President Akufo-Addo and the entire country at the funeral.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is dispatching a Government delegation to represent Ghana at the funeral, in Soweto, South Africa, on Saturday, 14th April, 2018, of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, renowned freedom fighter and champion of women’s rights, who has been described by South Africa’s President, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, as the “voice of defiance”.
The President is of the firm view that her contribution to the liberation of South Africa from the racist ideology of apartheid merits recognition and honour.
The delegation is led by the former First Lady of the Republic, Her Excellency Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, and includes the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Charles Owiredu; Deputy Minister for Information, Hon. Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, MP; Ambassador-at-Large, Dr. Edward Mahama; and Protocol Officer at the Office of the President, Ms. Ama Serwaa Nyarko.
Director of Communications
Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died Monday, Al Jazeera and several other news outlets reported from Johannesburg, South Africa, near where she lived. Winifred Mandela was 81 years old.
“She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of the hospital since the start of the year,” Victor Diamini, a family spokesman, said in a statement. “She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.”
By Maxwell Ofori/ghanaianchronicle.com.gh