Human rights activist Winnie Mandela has died

 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela champion of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, activist and revolutionary leader has died at the age of 81 according to a BBC report.

For many,  she was best known as the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, and former first lady of South Africa. She was also jailed along with Nelson Mandela for her own efforts in the movement to end apartheid on the African continent. While she became involved in legal and political controversy over her lifetime, for many, she will be remembered as “mama Winnie” or mother of the nation.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Chester
    April 3, 2018

    Woo sad. Oh my God…the world has lost another Giant. Thank You Winnie the world is a better place because of you and your courage.

    • Toto
      April 3, 2018

      Chester, why you think Nelson divorced her?

      • Chester
        April 3, 2018

        Tradition, given the circumstances. Nelson and Winnie gave everything for the common good.

      • Toto
        April 4, 2018

        Chester, I can not put Winnie on the same level as Nelson. As far as I can see Winnie was an opportunist and putting dirt on the reputation of Nelso. That is how I see it man. I oppose apartheid too but that alone does not make you a great person.

      • Chester
        April 5, 2018

        All is fair in the WAR against apathied. She is today honored with a state funeral. You see The heavy racist political machine has done all they could to bring her down given the battles she won against them during in the struggle. They used the young Stompie in efforts to destroy her, Nelson and ANC. Again she is today honored with a state funeral. I will say no more!

      • Presto
        April 6, 2018

        @Toto after 25 years of struggling & fighting to free her people & her husband from the grips of apathied you have relegated her to a street thug, what you been smoking, kiff?

    • How can the world be a better place because of a person who was involved in kidnapping, torture, and even murder of black South Africans?

      Even that woman confessed she was involved, into some horrible things!

      Look for MSNBC Chanel 209 Los Angeles News of yesterday and see what you read about her character; you all always support evil and wrong! You do not know half about that woman and her involvement in crimes against her very own people!

      • Chester
        April 5, 2018

        Lots of that documentary was fed to you by the rich racist Apathied war machine too. Just like the Kkk in the U.S they are still around. Do some research yourself, things happen in War don’t be so gullible.

      • Gallileo
        April 6, 2018

        Telemacque no one is supporting any evil acts but refusing to do what we of the negroid race always do; use someone’s wrong to define their entire life at the expense of the good they have done. Winnie was not a a perfect human being, but for those who contribute without knowledge of the matter there would be no Mandela without the support of Winnie. For it was Winnie who said that they were trying to silence her husband’s voice by putting him in proson, But she was not going to let it happen and certainly she was true to her words. It was Winnie who kept that name alive and cause the world to take notice and place the strangle hold on the south Africa government which ultimately led to his freedom and eventual adhesion to power. Mandela lived a life of impeccable moral conduct and his divorce from Winnie was more strategic than anything else. He confessed that this split was one of the most painful episodes of his life and Winnie remained a close associate and confidante .

      • If you are referring to me so called chester; you might as well shut up, you idiot!

        if she admitted to her crimes, I do see how you a stupid Dominica can defend her; you had better do the research you want me to do and enlighten your stupid mind.

        If I confess to a crime, how can you tell me I did not commit the crime? The only that could happen is if you committed the crime and I confess to something you know I did not do. This woman was an unfaithful woman to her husband Nelson after he was released from jail, caught in adultery in addition to her crimes of kidding, and holding people against their will, and even have people killed!

        Racists what?

        No the truth and the truth shall set you free: If you wish to remain confounded be an idiot, but don’t try to impress someone who knows that what I know is a racists white lie; you are an idiot to believe that!

      • Chester
        April 7, 2018

        I am referring to you Francisco, you are so gullible and I’m quite sure as feed to by the media, you also support your LAPD in shooting young Black men when pulled over. You don’t know racism even when it hits you in the face.

  2. Me
    April 3, 2018

    In memory of Stompie Seipei Moeketsi.

    • Joe
      April 3, 2018

      You must admit Stompie became a plant, by the powerful who tried to derail her. Nuff said. RIP Winnie.

      • Toto
        April 4, 2018

        You better explain that to Stompie’s mother then Joe.

      • Joe
        April 5, 2018

        Toto, sorry for Stompie’s mom’s loss, many mothers warn their kids not to get involved in shady stuff and I’m quite sure she did too. Winnie was up against a humongous racist war machine that turned Stompie into an informant.

    • Gallileo
      April 3, 2018

      Sadly, there are always going to be sellouts like you. Human beings with no spine who are willing to sell their pride for few pennies. Rest in perfect peace Winnie. You have made your contribution and it’s a remarkable one.

  3. Ary
    April 3, 2018

    R.I.P “Mama”.. Sweet soul xox

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