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.
— Nala👣 (@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.