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RAY Alexander Elizabeth Mafikeng
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Last updated: 06 April 2018

FAWU Pays Tribute To Struggle Veteran and Mother of the Nation, Ma Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

It was a sad day for South Africans on Monday 2 April 2018 when we rose to the news that the iconic, fearless and well-loved Mother of the Nation and Struggle Veteran, Ma Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed on.

Ma Winnie was a bright soul revered by many across the political spectrum and across the world. Her energetic personality, infectious smile and bold demeanour simply commanded respect wherever she went. During the trade union's federation's congress, delegates would immediately erupt into song and dance whenever Mam Winnie entered the room. She is a true legend in South African history who became a true fighter and political activist at heart from a very young age. She was one of those strong brave women of that time who had the ferocity to take a stand in a man's world knowing that the path to liberation would not be easy and would require great sacrifices from both herself and her on. Still, she made the fight for freedom her destiny, gave it her all and paid a hefty price for it in a very personal way.

With sheer determination, she paved the way for many female heroines who came after her with her courageous, daring and selfless efforts to liberate the people from the apartheid government at the time.

Mam Winnie should be heralded as her she always focused on the upliftment of the masses and she stayed closed to the people visiting villages, helping out those whom she came into contact with and displaying an affectionate nature for those around her.

Mam Winnie fought the good fight with a lion’s heart amidst painful sacrifices and for that, we the people of South Africa will always be extremely grateful and remember her.

Lala Ngoxolo Mam Winnie!! We will remember you today and always.

Long Live the Spirit of Mam Winnie, Long Live!!!

 

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