Thousands gather for Ministry to Get Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

RAJESH JANTILAL  Getty Images                       South Africans gather to pay respect to Mam' Winnie during a candle vigil in Durban

According to a family source, she passed away after a protracted illness. "My love for her gave me the added strength for the struggles that lay ahead".

The Winnie that he had left behind after four years of marriage and two little girls to courageous, by herself, the might of apartheid South Africa. She was dubbed the "Mother of the Nation" while numerous musicians and writers across the world, who celebrated Nelson Mandela in their works, also accorded her eminence consideration. Nelson Mandela's wife was much younger than he.

Sunny Okosuns, who died 10 years ago, was never once invited to South Africa, even though he performed his "music with a message" at almost all awareness concerts and fundraisers; on the South African issue; all around the world.

Madikizela-Mandela had expressed her happiness in the resolutions taken by the ANC last December, particularly the one about the expropriation of land without compensation, as well as those that focused on the reduction of unemployment, inequality and poverty, the president said. In 1994, she was elected to parliament and became Deputy Minister of Arts, Science and Technology in the country's first multi-racial government. Because of the difficulties she endured earlier in her life, it should come as no surprise that she had been ailing for some time.

"Even at the darkest moments of our struggle for liberation, Mam' Winnie was an abiding symbol of the desire of our people to be free". For 27 years, she was his voice, his social media, his Facebook, spreading the word, keeping the faith. "Symbolic of her own special place in our struggle for freedom, justice and equality", he said.

I had long decided before I came face-to-face with her that I was a Winnie Mandela lover and supporter.

When the news of her death broke last Monday (2 April), Archbishop Thabo was in London, for a meeting of the Lambeth Conference 2020 Design Group, which he chairs. He said she continued with the struggle and raised her children on her own when her husband Nelson Mandela was in prison. When people saw Winnie Mandela they saw Nelson Mandela.

In the fullness of her life, Winnie was flawed and imperfect, more of a victim of apartheid than a victor over it.

As we celebrate and honor 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 more than three decades she was the ebullient north star that provided light, hope and solace to millions of people who were in the inferno of apartheid.

She was born in 1936 and named Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela.

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He was kidnapped and killed by the former Mandela Football Club coach, Jerry Richardson in 1989. One of them, Stompie Moeketsi, was subsequently assassinated by her bodyguards. At the commission, Madikizela-Mandela was implicated in four assaults and six murders.

In 2003, she was convicted of fraudulently taking out bank loans and theft.

It is a rare person who contains contradictions so grand that her weaknesses were also, in a way, her strengths and her strengths sometimes mutated into weaknesses.

"The decision in itself was a big decision‚ because she got married to the trouble itself ..." While Mr Mandela was jailed (1964 to 1990), she played an instrumental role in the fight against apartheid from her home town of Soweto. I knew this was a crown of thorns for me but I also knew I said, "I Do" for better or worse. For instance, she was alleged to be having an affair with Dali Mpofu, a lawyer 30 years her junior and a member of her defence team.

This impression about her at this first meeting was reinforced at later, more frequent and close meetings.

He said in honouring Madikizela-Mandela and her commitment to fighting injustice, the government would incapacitate itself to effectively eradicate poverty, reduce unemployment and inequality as well as deal with corruption and state capture. Nelson Mandela was an icon but the police in the country were afraid of Winnie Mandela.

This week, Winnie Madikizela Mandela will be laid to rest and honored at a state funeral in South Africa.

I wept when I read her account of being taken from her children and being kept in isolation‚ often speaking out loud to them as if they were there during her lonely hours in prison.

Many of my colleagues that day, made up largely of foreign correspondents, would have asked him why he had tolerated her for so long.

The Winnie who had to be constantly on her guard against infiltrators. She always argued with them, saying she wanted more time. The movie Winnie portrayed how she fought for everyone and she's a strong woman. As a heroine or a villain?

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