Its been a year since our Struggle hero and Mother of the Nation, Winnie Madikizela Mandela passed on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81.
“She would have turned 83 today. She was fierce & unwavering in her fight against injustice, dedicated to the total emancipation of her people.” tweeted President Cyril Ramaphosa
She would have turned 83 today. She was fierce & unwavering in her fight against injustice, dedicated to the total emancipation of her people. Today we remember Winnie Madikizela Mandela. Freedom fighter. Revolutionary. Mother of the nation. She lives in all of us. #WinnieMandela pic.twitter.com/CpEo6imGta
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 26, 2019
Messages poured in all over South Africa to Remember Winnie Madikizela and celebrate her birthday.
“I was not going to bask in his shadow and be known as Mandela's wife, they were going to know me as Zanyiwe Madikizela. I fought for that.”
The face of defiance. Matriarch. Siyabonga Nobandla. Siyabonga Nomzamo 😭🙌🏽 Happy birthday Mother of the Nation #WinnieMandela pic.twitter.com/vuRmLFGbvn
— Alu Chokoe (@AluChokoe) September 26, 2019
"They think because they have put my husband on an island that he will be forgotten. They are wrong. The harder they try to silence him, the louder I will become!"
And louder she was! Gone but not forgotten✊ #WinnieMandela
— Nontsikelelo Buzo (@Lelo_Buzo) September 26, 2019
Today we remember the doyen of the national democratic movement & the pillar of this great nation, uMama #WinnieMandela who would have turned 83 today. Mama weSizwe, you have been gone for some time but your people have never forgotten you. Your spirit lives on in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/UYFPCfbd1C
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) September 26, 2019