Winnie Mandela was an icon of anti-Apartheid struggle

Mama Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela

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  • In memoriam. University of Connecticut professor Amii Omara-Otunnu pays homage to Winnie Mandela.

Since Monday April 2, 2018, when Mama Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, (hereafter referred to as Mama Winnie), the servant-leader and gallant fighter for African freedom and dignity in South Africa, passed on, progressive people the world over have been stricken by grief and pain.
As we celebrate and honour her selfless sacrifices and contributions to the uplift of a cross section of people in South Africa in particular, we are in grief and pain because for three decades she was the north star that provided light, hope and solace to millions of people who were in the inferno of apartheid.


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