South Africa ~ Mourners Say Goodbye to Winnie Mandela

Military personnel and dignitaries wheel the casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to her burial site at the end of her official funeral on April 14, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Known as the “mother to the nation”, Madikizela-Mandela, who died on April 2, was a politician, activist, and a minister of arts and science vocal against the practices of apartheid in her country for over five decades.

Politician Zindzi Mandela and diplomat Zenani Dlamini Mandela, Winnie and ex-husband Nelson Mandela’s daughters, give a spirited speech at their mother’s funeral on Apr. 14, 2018.

South Africa says goodbye to Winnie Mandela today. On recent visit back to our home in Cape Town we had many discussions about Winnie with local friends, many with positive remarks of her work in the country. Nelson’s (Madiba) widowed wife was in attendance at the funeral.

We look forward to sharing our book this summer, on South Africa during the end of Apartheid, leading up to the first democratic elections, where Mandela was elected as first black President.

#Mandela #apartheid


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