TODAY IN HISTORY: Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is born

By Drum Digital
26 September 2014

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of President Nelson Mandela, is born in Bizana, Pondoland.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of President Nelson Mandela, is born in Bizana, Pondoland.

A staunch opponent of P W Botha's government, Mama Winnie soon earned herself the title of " Mother of the Nation ".

She played a fundamental role in the founding of the Black Women's Federation and the Black Parents' Association, which both worked towards the ending of apartheid.

Mama Winnie continues to serve the country as a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee and activist.

Happy Birthday, Mama.

DRUM salutes you!

- Source: SA History Online

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