South Africans remembered struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Tuesday - the first anniversary of her death - for her role in anti-apartheid activism.Messages, photos and videos of the stalwart dominated social media platform Twitter in memory of Madikizela-Mandela who died on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81.
"Dear #WinnieMandelaLives #WinnieMadikizelaMandela Just wanna let you know that we are continuing the struggle of liberating black African majority economically and socially," @MafambaT posted on Twitter. Dear #WinnieMandelaLives #WinnieMadikizelaMandelaJust wanna let you know that we are continuing the struggle of liberating black African majority economically and socially under the umbrella of the @EFFSouthAfrica which is being championed and pic.twitter.com/3Q4njU8mQ6— I AM AN AFRICAN (@MafambaT) April 2, 2019Others spoke about the loss they feel a year on. Big Mama words fail me.
The reality of your loss still so hard to swallow, even after all this time. Your giant presence, strength&resilience has left a hole, but also a legacy in which to carry forward.Your legacy is our responsibility #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #SheMultiplied ??? pic.twitter.com/1h7qmi0HDL— CATHERINE Constantinides (@ChangeAgentSA) April 2, 2019“I’m like thousands of women in South Africa who lost their men to cities and prisons. I stand defiant, tall and strong,” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #SheMultiplied pic.twitter.com/Xd3OWHJ1mg— Mr Fearfokkol | Forever Young (@MbalulaFikile) April 2, 2019Exactly on this day one year ago we lost the mother of the nation.
She fought against apartheid against all odds. Her contribution to the liberation struggle is too immense and her sacrifices too great. We will always remember Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
#WinnieMadikizelaMandela pic.twitter.com/GLj75BWD1M— KatlehoMK ???? (@KatlehoMK) April 2, 2019#WinnieMadikizelaMandelaThe Queen of Africa who rests but will forever live on??? pic.twitter.com/PqWNnfwTZk— Sunkissed???? (@ItsBi_NotBee) April 2, 2019The EFF said in a statement on Tuesday that "we shall never rest until the attainment of total freedom for black people, particularly the return of the land.