Nomzamo Winnie-Madikizela Mandela was born on 26 September 1936 in a village of Mbongweni in the Transkei (Eastern Cape). She was an active activist for the fight against the oppression of Black people during the apartheid regime. She was married to our former president, the late Nelson Mandela and popularly known as the mother of the nation.

Winnie’s story and history is one that is heartbreaking, courageous, inspirational and triumphant. In a documentary on PBS, “Winnie explores her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down apartheid in South Africa from the inside, with intimate insight from Winnie herself, those who were closest to her and the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.”

While she was popularly known for her political role and activism, she was also a fashionable woman. And to celebrate her life, South Africans took to social media using hashtags #IAmWinnieMandela #AllBlackWithADoek #SheDidintDieSheMultiplied to post images of themselves wearing the iconic head wrap styles that Winnie would be seen rocking.

#IAmWinnieMadikizelaMandela #AllBlackWithADoek

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May her soul rest in power.


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