The ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela passed away at the age of 81 after a long illness, a statement from her Personal Assistant Zodwa Zwanethe confirmed on Monday, July 2.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela was a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle as she fought alongside her former husband Nelson Mandela who had become president after 27 years in prison.
In celebration of her legacy and fearless contribution during the anti-apartheid struggle, Face2Face Africa has compiled some very powerful videos of her in action against apartheid.
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Mother of the Nation freeing a Black boy from the hands of apartheid police men. We are indeed the children of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ✊?#WinnieMandela #WinnieMadikizelaMandela pic.twitter.com/y4r5MCk86S
— KatlehoMK ?? (@KatlehoMK) April 3, 2018
14th June 1964 just after the Rivonia Treason Trial was the day a young Winnie Mandela took a conscious decision to continue the liberation struggle. Our duty is to keep her name and revolutionary memory alive for generations to come.
— KatlehoMK ?? (@KatlehoMK) April 2, 2018
Your fearlessness and bravery will always be remembered
Rip Mother of the Nation Winnie Mandela pic.twitter.com/apPy3MDrG4
— T.H.A.B.O? (@Thabo_Chambule) April 2, 2018
BREAKING: Winnie Mandela, 81, is dead.
She was not just Nelson Mandela’s wife. In the height of apartheid in South Africa, she was at the forefront, tackled it head-on, and even confronting the police.
Rest in peace, Mama pic.twitter.com/lm85aes5T4
— Facts About Africa (@OnlyAfricaFacts) April 2, 2018