To honour the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a public memorial will be held for her today at the Orlando stadium.

The event is open to the public but, if you can’t make it to that, it will be televised on DStv channel 403 as well as livestreamed in the embed below.

The struggle hero passed away on 2nd April at the age of 81 and, today, the hashtag #WinnieMandelaMemorial is gaining momentum as people share their praise and thoughts.

The memorial today will be followed by a Category 1 funeral on 14th April, also at the Orlando Stadium. It’s reported that a Category 1 funeral has elements of a military honours and is reserved for “persons of extraordinary credentials”.

eNCA has, in preparation of the livestream, uploaded a video of the stadium before the crowds arrive. They’re expecting words from Madikizela-Mandela’s grandchildren as well as music from the Soweto Gospel Choir.

[Image – @GovernmentZA]