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A Tribute to Winnie Mandela

13 December 2013, 10:04

from Farina Reinprecht, a survivor of the Apartheid Regime, lived in hiding, in fear of arrest for over a decade, for a marriage considered illegal.


Condolences

A Tribute Winnie Mandela

byFarina Reinprecht, A Survivor of the Apartheid Regime. Lived in hiding…

#Winnie Mandelastoked the home fires

#Took care of her children

While her husband, #Nelson Mandela, labored on…

The driving #force behind the #African National Congress, the ANC.

To #liberate millions- #ALL Non-White people

From #oppression, #brutality and #fear.

To #re-build #Self-Esteem, #Self-Worth and #Mental Health.

To promote #Freedom and #Equality

#Winnie Mandela helped fan the fiery flames for #FREEDOM.

For 27 years, she kept the embers burning…

#Ensuring that her husband’s mission and name stayed “ALIVE!”

#Winnie Mandela worked relentlessly, #kept international focus on

her husband’s plight and the #plight of millions of people.

For #27 years, she #made sure that the world would remember #Nelson Mandela, 

her husband, #imprisoned on Robben Island.

#The woman behind the man.

Driven by passion and fury.

Her face beamed rosy.

Her arm up in the air shouting, Amandla!

The woman behind the masses.

Mobilizing resistance.

#Arrested numerous times.

Exiled to a village where she did not know anyone!

She did not know the local language.

But, #this feisty woman never wavered.

She led the women into productivity.

Inspiring Youth.

Becoming one with them.

#Winnie Mandela blundered as an activist.

With a tragic “collateral damage.”

Which occurs in rebellion and war.

#Winnie Mandela did not make it to the goal post

#She did not receive the title of First Lady.

Yet, this woman #leaves an indelible, graphic imprint.

A #lone warrior.

For #27 years!

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