South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has been confirmed dead at age 81. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.
She was a South African activist and politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women’s League. She was a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee.
This is a breaking news and will be updated when we have details but in the meantime, this is what is being said about the news of her demise.
Rest in peace Mama Winnie Mandela. We will never forget you. Our respective black Mother. Ulale Ngoxolo
— Thandeka Zulu (@ThandekaZulu_) April 2, 2018
— Xhosa•Royalty♛ (@BusiMaryMjacu) April 2, 2018
Winnie Mandela— Mother of a Nation, Heartbeat of a People, African Freedom Fighter, and Beloved Ancestor🙏🏾
Rest Well Mama Winnie 🇿🇦
Not even death can extinguish the fire you brought to this world ❤️🖤💚
Sept 26, 1936 – April 2, 2018 pic.twitter.com/a3yrmGERUY
— Nation State of Mind (@OmowaleAfrika) April 2, 2018
It is evident that she was and still is loved by many and has lived an impactful life.