Rest in Peace, Mother of our Nation – Herman Mashaba

It is with deep sadness that I have learned of the passing away of the Great Mother of the Nation, Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. It is in the midst of these sad news that I send my condolences to the Madikizela and Mandela families.
Mama Winnie has remained a formidable force against injustice, a roaring voice when it was dangerous to do so and a symbol of the great shoulders this country has stood on over the years.
I will not misremember her role in fuelling many with the fire to continue the long fight against apartheid. It is important that I say aluta continua to a struggle hero, mother of the nation and the woman who roared until the ground beneath her moved to her demands.
Hers was a life well lived and filled with a deep commitment to a long service to the people of this country. The nation mourns and celebrates your life’s selfless and fierce work. This untimely departure leaves an indelible mark in our history and calls for a moment of reflection.

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