Tuesday marks the first anniversary since the passing of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
South Africans have taken to social media with the hashtag WinnieMadikizelaMandela to pay tribute to Mama Winnie, who passed away in a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 81.
Some have reiterated calls for the Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Madikizela-Mandela.
The South African State Theatre has also dedicated Tuesday’s performances to the memory of Mama Winnie.
See related tweets below:
On this day last year, we lost our mother, the people’s president, our pillar, our last remaining compass! But we gained a powerful ancestor siyabulela mama #WinnieMadikizelaMandela
— KingTha (@thandiswamazwai) April 2, 2019
Your amazing legacy lives on no matter what they say Power to you mama #WinnieMadikizelaMandela
— Precious (@Precious_LK) April 2, 2019
Africa will always love and remember the mother of the nation.#WinnieMadikizelaMandela pic.twitter.com/QtVDmQtPWO
— Xolani Kunene (@Trevasky) April 2, 2019
Exactly on this day one year ago we lost the mother of the nation. She fought against apartheid against all odds. Her contribution to the liberation struggle is too immense and her sacrifices too great. We will always remember Winnie Madikizela Mandela.#WinnieMadikizelaMandela pic.twitter.com/GLj75BWD1M
— KatlehoMK (@KatlehoMK) April 2, 2019
#WinnieMadikizelaMandela she defeated apartheid regime together with its stratcom agencies on their effort to overwrite Mama’s struggle credentials. Salute….!! Mother of the nation salute….!!!! pic.twitter.com/CiVqaHRAAr
— JIKELELE (@nkalvasi) April 2, 2019
Big Mama words fail me. The reality of your loss still so hard to swallow, even after all this time. Your giant presence, strength&resilience has left a hole, but also a legacy in which to carry forward.
Your legacy is our responsibility #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #SheMultiplied pic.twitter.com/1h7qmi0HDL
— CATHERINE Constantinides (@ChangeAgentSA) April 2, 2019
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