Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s passing away is a hard blow for the Foundation. She travelled a very long road together with our Founder, Nelson Mandela. She was a member of a generation of leaders that survived the most brutal period of state terror in apartheid South Africa. And she was a friend of the Foundation.
“All South Africans are indebted to Mama Winnie, whether they acknowledge it or not,” said Foundation Chairman Professor Njabulo Ndebele. “From the witness of her life, we knew we could stand tall; we knew also we could falter and stumble. Either condition was an affirmation of life. Her cry was our cry, and in 2018 we can say we did triumph.”
We will miss her. And our country will miss her. Hamba kahle, Mama.