The life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela encompasses commitment to community upliftment, opposition to apartheid and determination to build a non-racist, non-sexist and democratic South Africa. Her courage and leadership abilities have triumphed over years of political harassment, personal pain and a wave of media controversy.
In 2016, she was awarded Order of Luthuli in Silver for “her excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa. She bravely withstood constant harassment by the apartheid police and challenged their brutality at every turn”.
She passed away on 2 April 2018. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a woman of substance, a mother of the nation and undisputed heroine of the Struggle.
Obituary ANC Limpopo Province
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