‘#WinnieMandela charted a path of success for all SA women’
Businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo says South African women owe a lot to the sacrifices of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
JOHANNESBURG - Businesswoman and former Miss South Africa Basetsana Kumalo has paid tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela saying she charted a path of success for all South African women.
Kumalo joined other women across the country who were dressed in #AllBlackWithADoek in remembrance of the woman otherwise known as the mother of the nation.
Madikizela-Mandela died on Monday after a kidney failure.
Kumalo says South African women owe a lot to the sacrifices of Madikizela-Mandela.
“Women can be able to stand on the shoulders of others and lift others as they rise. She really symbolises a liberator and a freedom fighter.”
She says clear from how many women responded to the call to wearing black on Friday, Madikizela-Mandela impacted the lives of many.
“When we adorned these doeks today and wear black to say I am Winnie Mandela… and indeed uMam’ hasn’t died but she has multiplied.”
Public figures, politicians and ordinary South Africans have continued sending messages of support and condolences to the Madikizela-Mandela family.
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