In Memorium: The Mandela Legacy

This is an excerpt from the letter written by The Chairman of The League Of Citizens Of The Republic Of South Africa, following the passing of the greate Winifred Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela

Mama Winnie

I want you to know you will be remembered. I want you to know you have always been revered by your people and your name is already recorded in history.

Daughter. Mother. Grandmother. Friend. Activist. Freedom Fighter. General. Revolutionary. Influencer. Icon. Queen. Mother Of The Nation. Legend.

Though you were often villified, abused and criticised, your importance was unmistakable. Your resolve was unshakable.

Im glad you lived to see the Zuma Cartel fall. Im glad you got to see the fruits of your labour begin to flourish in the likes of the Thuli Madonselas & Julius Malemas.

But most of all, though you were held back from taking your rightful place as our leader and from being honoured properly by the organization you bled & cried for… Im glad that you knew how much we as South Africans and conscious people around the world all appreciated and revered you.

It is remarkable when one looks back at what you both accomplished and what you meant and still mean to the world. Your words of wisdom inspire us everyday.

I hope you are proud of us. Because of you Nelson Mandela & Winnie Mandela, we are willing to stand against our governments and to try and change the world. Because of you we are willing to stand & fight. Because of you we are willing to say “Never & never again.” Because of you we dare to raise our fists in the air and yell “Amandla!” in defiance.

So thank you. Thank you for your sacrifices. We owe you alot. And yes Ma, we owe you alot more than we owed Nelson. Alot more than we admitted to you. You lived as a martyr. But you died as our hero. We will not let your legacy fall. I want you to know that we will honour you by emulating you.
Lala ngoxolo.


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