Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Thandi Modise carried guns into Parliament on their first day as MPs‚ Modise has revealed. The revelation was made on Thursday during a tribute by ANC MPs to Zola Skweyiya‚ the struggle icon and former social development minister who passed away shortly after Madikizela-Mandela. "Some of us said: Do you have gun safes? Because there was no rule that said you cannot walk into this place without a gun‚" Modise said in a video clip that was tweeted on Thursday by ANC spokesperson in Parliament Nonceba Mhlauli. Modise‚ who is currently the chairwoman of the National Council of Provinces‚ said Madikizela-Mandela was a "towering figure of our lifetime‚ a pivotal woman of our history". Snippets of her tribute were posted on the Twitter account of the ANC in Parliament. "When challenges came‚ she took the reins of leadership even though our children in the streets of Soweto were outnumbered‚" Modise said. "Like Deborah in the Bible‚ her dedication and commitmen...

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