Heated parliamentary debate over motion to name Cape Town airport after Winnie Mandela

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- politicalanalysis.co.za | a month ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) proposal to change the name of the Cape Town airport to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela caused a passionate debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday, 5 March 2019. The leader of EFF, Julius Malema, pleaded his case to Members of Parliament at the National Assembly held in Cape Town on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

Malema argued that renaming the airport after the late Winnie-Madikizela Mandela would erase the “false narrative that men alone waged and won the liberation struggle against race-based rule.” Although Madikizela-Mandela remains one of the African National Congress’ (ANC) most symbolic figures, ANC only gave conditional support to the motioned tabled by the EFF.

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