Rest in Peace, Mother of our Na­tion - Her­man Mashaba

Inner City Gazette - - News - By Her­man Mashaba

It is with deep sad­ness that I have learned of the pass­ing away of the Great Mother of the Na­tion, Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madik­izela-Man­dela. It is in the midst of these sad news that I send my con­do­lences to the Madik­izela and Man­dela fam­i­lies.

Mama Winnie has re­mained a for­mi­da­ble force against in­jus­tice, a roar­ing voice when it was dangerous to do so and a sym­bol of the great shoul­ders this coun­try has stood on over the years.

I will not mis­re­mem­ber her role in fu­elling many with the fire to con­tinue the long fight against apartheid. It is im­por­tant that I say aluta con­tinua to a strug­gle hero, mother of the na­tion and the woman who roared un­til the ground be­neath her moved to her de­mands.

Hers was a life well lived and filled with a deep com­mit­ment to a long ser­vice to the peo­ple of this coun­try. The na­tion mourns and cel­e­brates your life’s self­less and fierce work. This un­timely de­par­ture leaves an in­deli­ble mark in our his­tory and calls for a mo­ment of re­flec­tion.

“Hers was a life well lived and filled with a deep com­mit­ment to a long ser­vice to the peo­ple of this coun­try. The na­tion mourns and cel­e­brates your life’ s self less and fierce work” — Her­man Mashaba

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