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Women of Liberia to Celebrate Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Memory

Women of Liberia to Celebrate Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Memory”

To Madikizela-Mandela's many supporters, she could do no wrong, even when doing wrong because of a depressingly frequent response to numerous dilemmas into which she was willingly and unwillingly thrust.

"Her actions were therefore at all times informed by the commitment to enhance the capacity of our movement to fight actively against apartheid and eliminate anything that threatens to weaken that capacity". A fearless leader, political activist and a towering figure in South Africa's history - this is how millions of South Africans will continue to remember mam' Winnie, who passed away earlier this week, after a long illness. "For Winnie Mandela, it never did". Former Soweto cop Henk Heslinga tells the camera that he was summoned by South Africa's first democratic safety and security minister, Sidney Mufumadi, and asked to compile criminal evidence against her.

He said her spirit was never broken and that she never sold out the struggle.

"I know that women can struggle and fight even when they are exhausted, and the world turns against them, for children that are not their own".

Given her stature and the many controversies surrounding her legacy, there wouldn't be an agreed way to mourn her. She always argued with them, saying she wanted more time.

She had made many friends and enemies in the revolution, and one of her friends happened to be the IFP leader, Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who was a frequent visitor to her home in Soweto.

Roads in and around the stadium had been cordoned off by police to allow free movement as South Africans continued to bid farewell to the "Mother of the Nation".

He said Madikizela-Mandela believe that freedom would have to be fought for and achieved. She and Mandela divorced a few years after his release, and as she later regretted, in the midst of the struggle, "things went terribly wrong". What the world would come to know this South African beauty is Winnie Mandela, the wife of African National Congress (ANC) leader, Nelson Mandela. I will say South Africa must think of her as a human being. She remained throughout her life a tireless advocate for the dispossessed and the marginalised. "She was there for the family and a role model for him". She led a group of women protesters 1956.

The Daughtrys helped organize the Nelson and Winnie Mandela trip to NY and hosted Winnie at a Women's Leadership Symposium at The House of the Lord Church and at a massive public rally at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Thousands of South African women wore black and wrapped their hair in a scarf or donned a beret on Friday (Apr. 6), mimicking Madikizela-Mandela's style.

And she suffered her own imprisonment as well.

But there were also those who vilified Mama Winnie in order to hide the sordid brutality of the apartheid regime.

In 1991, Nelson found out that Winnie had a 30-year-old lover called Dali Mpofu, a young lawyer who had been on her case (both legally and otherwise) since the "Stompie" affair in 1988.

It is worth quoting what Amilcar Cabral stated at the state funeral of Kwame Nkrumah in Conakry, Guinea on May 13, 1972, because it might apply with equal force to Mama Winnie's situation. Winnie had a courteous relationship with Graca Machel, Mandela's widow, and Graca had said before now: it's unfortunate that in our lives we don't interact very easily but I want to state very clearly that Winnie is my hero.



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