He also defended President Jacob Zuma. Speaking at Madikizela-Mandela’s 78th birthday party in Orlando, Soweto, Masina said: “Mama Winnie is not like the Hitlers in red berets. She is not fake and is a true product of the ANC.”
He went on to say that people used free kisses they got from Madikizela-Mandela to harm the ANC but loyal supporters of the party would never be seen wearing red berets, referring to Julius Malema’s EFF.
The event was attended by deputy minister of defence Kebby Maphatsoe and radio host Criselda Kananda.
The gathering was organised by the ANC. Reverend Joseph Maphatsoe said he was not happy with the way the media had been attacking his brother, Kebby.
Gogo Martha Sibanyoni (68) said she was happy the party was open to the public. “I would like to age gracefully like her,” she said.