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CityPress - - Voices - HER SELF­LESS­NESS IS WELL CAP­TURED IN A POEM BY PITIKA NTULI:

What ef­fect did Winnie have on your feel­ings of cul­ture dur­ing apartheid? SMS us on 35697 us­ing the key­word WINNIE and tell us what you think. Please in­clude your name and prov­ince. SMSes cost R1.50 Winnie Madik­izela-Man­dela

Night has gath­ered for you

Only your ever ra­di­ant smile con­tin­ues to light our lives

Your smile that de­fied racist on­slaughts de­ten­tions ban­ish­ments

And a mil­lion hu­mil­i­a­tions

That at­tended your life

You stood firm

Un­afraid un­daunted ever de­fi­ant! A wo­man among women a gran­ite rock in the face of ad­ver­sity!

At one with the peo­ple

Al­ways an inspiration!

… Go well Mother of the Na­tion! Hamba Kahle!

Ngutyana Msuthu Msen­geshe Nqwanda ka Phapha!

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