President Ramaphosa Remembers Winnie Mandela As ‘Voice Of Defiance’

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 1994, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the estranged wife of African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, raises her fist as she arrives at a polling station in the east Johannesburg township of Katlehong to vote in South Africa’s first elections by universal suffrage. PHOTO: HAROLD GESS / AFP

 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela.

Winnie Mandela died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement.

Ramaphosa said that Nelson Mandela’s former wife was a “voice of defiance” against white-minority rule.

“Winnie was a voice of defiance and resistance. In the face of exploitation, she was a champion of justice and equality,” he said in a televised address, adding that she “was an abiding symbol of the desire of our people to be free.”

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 13, 1990, anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela (R) and his then-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (L) raise their clenched fists at Soweto Soccer City stadium, during a rally attended by over 100,000 people to celebrate Mandela’s release from jail on February 11, 1990. TREVOR SAMSON / AFP

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