Winnie Mandela was a beautiful revolutionary

2018-04-05 06:03

Winnie Mandela (1936–2018) was referred to as South Africa’s “Mother of the Nation.”

She epitomized the “new” South Africa far more than Nelson Mandela.

She was beautiful and violent. Her bravery under the brutal apartheid regime won her lasting respect and adulation; allegations that she was the kingpin of a deadly vigilante group during the 1980s earned her fear and mistrust.

At the end of apartheid in 1994, she served many roles in the South African government, from being a member of parliament to President of the ANC Women’s League.

We will remember her as a great apartheid activist and First Lady of South Africa. Winnie Mandela, RIP.

Paul Bacon Florida

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