As the world mourns the death of political stalwart and anti-apartheid activist Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela who died on April 2 at the age of 81, celebrities also shared their messages of condolences on social media platforms.
Madikizela-Mandela died after a long illness on Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.
“She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones,” read a family statement.
Speaking outside Madikizela-Mandela’s Soweto’s home on Monday night, President Ramaphosa confirmed that the struggle veteran’s “official funeral” will take place on April 14.
Meanwhile tributes continue to pour in from local and international stars in honour of of Mam Winnie as she was fondly known:
Broken 💔😢 pic.twitter.com/5lPpGfb0LW
You will NEVER diminish Winnie Madikizela Mandela. She does not live under the shadow of anything or anyone. We KNOW her. We LOVE her. Long Live Mama Winnie! https://t.co/dD7DuQaEll
“You are not dead until people stop talking about you.” #AmbassadorAndrewJYoung. Winnie Madikizela Mandela will live on forever in our lives and for generations to come. May her soul rest in peace. A special moment with my big sister. pic.twitter.com/CVbEonnqgH
— Felicia MabuzaSuttle (@Feliciamabuza)
Eish 🙈😭😭.the Landmarks are disappearing.May Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela Rest In Peace.🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/N5zbQiUkJH
I am not ok.
We are not ok. 💔
But, it is well. pic.twitter.com/HU7uWyfQfm
One of the biggest honors of my life. 💛💚⚫️ https://t.co/7wybA7gSLH
The end of an era. There can never be another like her. A warrior, a fighter, a mother, a force, a rock, a movement! #WinnieMandela
Without #WinnieMandela the world would’nt have known about the injustice of #aparthied in #SouthAfrica When @NelsonMandela was incarcerated in Robben Island She was the Voice & Face of the Freedom struggle-the Mother of our Nation An icon-Defiant until the end! #RIPWinnieMandelapic.twitter.com/472AA5anar
i dont want to be sidetracked by all the negative opinions flying around. right now i’m just sad. we live to educate the ignorant another day #winniemandela