- Today, South Africa celebrates the life of an icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
- The 'mother of the nation' would have been 83 today, had she not been taken away from us
- Local celebs and politicians used social media platforms to remember and tribute the iconic freedom fighter
Today, we mourn and celebrate a woman who has touched so many South African lives.
Winnie Mandela was born on this day in 1936 and is celebrated as the mother of the nation for her activism during the apartheid era.
She passed away in April last year after a long illness and Mzansi took to social media to pay tribute to her on what would have been her 83rd birthday.
Briefly.co.za noticed that several famous faces used Twitter to share how they feel about the late icon and to remember her:
Winnie touched and affected so many lives; even after her death she's still inspiring countless South Africans and giving them hope for a better future.
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