The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) extends its deepest condolences to His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, the Madikizela and Mandela families, and the people of the Republic of South Africa on the passing of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela, who died on 2nd April, 2018 at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.
Winnie Madikezela Mandela was indeed one of the greatest heroines of the struggle against the repressive regime of the apartheid South Africa. Mrs. Winnie Madikezela Mandela represents a generation of courageous and fearless leaders who sacrificed and risked their lives to secure a better future for others. She was a female leader worth emulating.
Winnie Mandela will forever be remembered by all for enduring years of suffering and for standing up against repressive apartheid forces, even in dangerous times. The SADC Region is proud and fortunate to have shared the illustrious life of such a great African leader, the late Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela, South Africa’s Mother of the Nation.
May Her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.
SADC Executive Secretary
Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax