- Just over a year after Winnie Madikizela Mandela passed away, today her 83rd birthday is celebrated- South Africans are remembering her contribution to the liberation struggle, applauding her memory- The nation's politicians shared their messages, fondly remembering their comrade and mentorWinnie Madikizela Mandela will always be remembered as one of the most iconic struggle veterans in South Africa.Briefly.co.za reported that Winnie's legacy lives on and will continue to do so for years to come.
The nation's politicians paid tribute on what would have been her 83rd birthday today:PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today. READ ALSO: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Remembering uMama on her 83rd birthday EFF leader Julius Malema is well known for his close relationship with Winnie, taking to social media to applaud her for her perseverance:"You never allow the enemies of progress to change your beautiful smile and kind heart.
"President Cyril Ramaphosa also marked the occasion, remembering her fondly in his tribute: "She would have turned 83 today.