Winnie Mandela icon going on 80

By Drum Digital
15 September 2016

Winnie Madikizela-Mandelas’s upcoming 80th birthday was celebrated in style at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town

Winnie Madikizela-Mandelas’s upcoming 80th birthday was celebrated in style at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town on Wednesday morning. The glamourous event saw the uniting of political rivals and was attended ANC heavy-weights such as Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, Home Affarist Minister Malusi Gigaba, First Lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma‚ her daughter Zindzi Mandela as well as the EFF’s Julius Malema and Dali Mpofu and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Although Madikizela-Mandela's birthday is on the  25th of September,  well wishes have been pouring in from the public. The "Mother of the Nation" was lauded for her fearless fight in the liberation struggle which saw South Africa transition from apartheid to  democracy.  Birthday wishes for South Africa’s most loved struggle icons came in droves on social media with many complementing her time-less beauty and elegant style.

Here is a gallery of 10 pictures from the glittering event:

Photo Credit: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS.

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