PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Lindie Langa
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 237
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Lindie Langa's badges.
 

The world needs Winnie

13 April 2018, 11:00

Winnie Mandela was my hero. I admired, loved and adored her.

While her departure left me heart sore, I find solace knowing she is in a better place among better people, people that are not judgmental, not hateful, not self-righteous and not hypocrite. uTata Mandela must have welcomed her with arms wide open, with a charming smile and his well-known happy dance.

I salute and stand in awe of Winnie’s royal majestic legacy. Lala ngoxolo, Qhawekazi Lamaqhawe?!

The world needs more women of Mama Winnie's calibre.

She was young – don’t let age hold you back. She was a woman – don’t let gender issues deter you. She was a pioneer – ­she got educated during a patriarchal time when education for girls wasn’t a priority.

She was courageous – she left home for the unknown, in pursuit of a better today and tomorrow. She was aware – she was in touch with current issues. She was bold – she saw the need for change and rose to the challenge.

She was powerful – she could have stirred a war but brought peace instead and became the sacrificial lamb. She was humble – never demanded nor criticised the lack of recognition for her contribution to the liberation movement. She was gracious – in adversary, abuse, false accusations and atrocities, she remained still.

She loved her people – she saw injustice and said, "not in my presence". She was selfless – she gave up her life so that others could have a better one. She was a mother – she nurtured an entire nation. She was a wife – she used her influence to bring change and a better life for all.

She was content – oppression robbed her of the joy of being a new bride, democracy robbed her of the honour of ever becoming First Lady, but none of these broke her spirit. She knew she was self-sufficient in life, able to self-refresh, self renew and self empower without having to take from or rely on another's. 

She was blessed with a calling – pursued it with passion, despite the risk of making mistakes, of being framed for defeat, of becoming unpopular, of standing alone. She was loyal – even when allies became enemies and turned their backs on her, she remained loyal to the cause. 

Winnie Mandela made a difference – she set the course for the next generation. But above all, she was divinely favoured – blessed with long life; bestowed an even greater honour than First Lady, she was the Mother of the Nation!

Looking at the current state of affairs in the world, the world needs more leaders with Mama Winnie's calibre. Someone who will say, "no, not in my presence", to racism, poverty, intolerance, incohesion, international animosity, and stirring of civil and global war. 

We are in need of leaders who will bring peace, even when one's ego demands war and justice. We need leaders who will preserve life over bloodshed, even when rights and justice justify otherwise.

Winnie Mandela's resilience brought South Africa peace.

Imagine if America had a gracious Winnie Mandela in their current diplomatic and global trade spats. Imagine if Israel and Palestine had a content and selfless Winnie Mandela. Imagine if Europe and Asia had a nurturing Winnie Mandela.

Imagine each part of the world having a Winnie Mandela. Now imagine, world peace.

Long lives the spirit of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, long live Winnie!     

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
John Davenport
The Republicans' unintended ad ca...

For women watching this coverage, the message pounded home again and again and again is simple: the Republican party doesn’t take women seriously. Read more...

0 comments 1602 views
Submitted by
Mxolisi Mchunu
Rising fuel prices should induce ...

For far too long black communities have had to endure unabated social, spatial, and economic exclusion as a result of morally repulsive spatial planning policies of the apartheid government. Read more...

0 comments 1102 views
Submitted by
Bud YZa
Yes Jessie, the ANC is on trial

The pages of history may turn slowly for the living, Jessie, but, make no mistake, history will record the guilt of Zuma’s ANC and everyone who served it, you included. Read more...

0 comments 6914 views
Submitted by
Wilfred Alcock
Gangsterism and drugs: The twin e...

To say that Cape Town is the only area affected by the scourge of gansgterism, drugs and violence is far from the truth. All over our country drug abuse exist and cocaine and heroin to chrystal meth and nyope abuse is the order of the day. Read more...

0 comments 632 views
Submitted by
Gavin Ray
To sail the seas with the SS ANC

Captain Ramaphosa needs a new ship with new crew, but how is this possible when any slightest move to do so will lead to mutiny by the majority of his crew?  Read more...

0 comments 1912 views
Submitted by
Philip Maytham
Too little too late from the ANC

It cannot go unnoticed that once again there were recently questionable election results in Zimbabwe but only an apparent condoning of this by the powers that be. Read more...

0 comments 1451 views
 

services

Press Code We subscribe to the Press Code.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2018 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.