'She fought for us' - Mam' Winnie remembered through song and audio archives

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is being remembered for her role in unifying the people of South Africa.

Read: 'Winnie was born Mpondo princess from an important Eastern Cape family'

Tributes have been pouring in for the anti-apartheid icon who passed away on Monday, at the age of 81.

The Eusebius McKaiser show shared a range of powerful audio clips, songs and vignettes about her life, while several callers paid their respects and shared fond memories of her.

LISTEN: 'She fought patriarchy and white supremacy while they tried to break her down'

'I'm Winning My Dear Love' by Yvonne Chaka Chaka and 'Jikijela Ngamatshe' by Letta Mbulu featured in this tribute.

Eusebius played back clips and snippets, including Mam' Winnie's humorous speech at the graduation celebration of EFF spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi in December last year.

Also read: Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

He also played an interview between Mam' Winnie and Felicia Mabuza-Suttle on her experience of police brutality during apartheid, and another of her experience of motherhood.

Morris, a caller, told the story of how he ended up driving Mam' Winnie to Alexandra just days after Nelson Mandela's release was announced.

I had the most incredible experience meeting Winnie. It was a Saturday morning, a couple of days after it was announced that Madiba would be freed... I was on my way home and I saw a kombi stuck on the side of the road with three ladies and a man standing outside.

Morris, caller

All South Africans owe Mam' Winnie a great deal.

Malibongwe, caller

Take a listen to the moving audio reflecting on the icon's life:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'She fought for us' - Mam' Winnie remembered through song and audio archives


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