Winnie Mandela was a courageous woman – Buhari

Winnie Mandela was a courageous woman – Buhari
April 02 21:16 2018 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday described the passing away of South-African anti-apartheid icon, Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa of a courageous woman.

The President said she was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance who held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination even while her ex-husband, the late Madiba, President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased, the government and people of South Africa, and urged them to be consoled by the knowledge that the late Winnie Mandela’s contributions to ending apartheid will not be forgotten.

He said the deceased would remain a pride not only to the African woman, but indeed all Africans.

The President prayed that God Almighty would comfort all those who mourn the departed and grant her soul eternal rest.