Hamba kahle Mama Madikizela-Mandela
- Wits University
Statement: A political stalwart in her own right, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela gave of herself in the fight for gender equity and social justice.
The University of the Witwatersrand expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who passed away in Johannesburg this afternoon at the age of 81 after a long illness.
An activist and a leader at the forefront of the struggle for freedom, Mama Madikizela-Mandela did not hesitate to speak her mind, and to sacrifice her personal freedoms and her family, in the quest for the freedom and liberation of South Africans from Apartheid.
A political stalwart in her own right, Mama Madikizela-Mandela gave of herself in the fight for gender equity and social justice. She always made time to listen to young students and spent many hours offering them inspiration and hope over the years.
Mama Madikizela-Mandela was an alumna of the University of the Witwatersrand and the flag above the Wits Great Hall will fly at half-mast in honour of her memory on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.Various Wits constituencies will host events in memory of Mama Madikizela-Mandela in the coming days.
Hamba kahle Mama Madikizela-Mandela - Rest In Peace.