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‘Africa Has Lost A Courageous Woman,’ Buhari Mourns Winnie Mandela

‘Africa Has Lost A Courageous Woman,’ Buhari Mourns Winnie Mandela
  • PublishedApril 3, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of the South-African anti-apartheid icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a huge loss to Africa.

The ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on Monday in a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 81.

President Buhari in a statement signed by his special assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehue described Winnie as “a courageous woman and a huge loss to Africa.”

“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.

“She remained a pride not only to the African woman but indeed all Africans,” Buhari said.

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

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