- As South Africans mourn one of the country's anti-apartheid activists, Winnie Mandela, Nigeria's Senate president, Bukola Saraki, condoled with the citizens of South Africa
- One of America's foremost religious figures, Reverend Jesse Jackson, also reacted to Winnie's death
- Winnie died on Monday, April 2, at the age of 81
Nigeria's Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has condoled with the people of South Africa over the death of anti-apartheid activist and politician, Winnie Mandela.
Winnie, who was an ex-wife of former South African president, Nelson Mandela, died at the age of 81 on Monday, April 2.
Reacting to her death, Saraki wrote on Twitter: "Winnie Mandela was a courageous trailblazer whose notable role in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and liberate its people of colour cannot be forgotten. We join all South Africans and women across the world to mourn her passing.
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Apart from Saraki that was pained by the death of the anti-apartheid fighter, one of America's foremost civil rights and religious figures, Reverend Jesse Jackson, also reacted to Winnie's death.
He wrote on Twitter: "In the darkest hours of the struggle to free South Africa, with Nelson Mandela in prison, the face of hope and courage was #Winnie Mandela. May she forever rest in #Power."
Below are their tweets:
Below are some reactions from other people over Winnie's death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the ex-wife of former legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, died at the age of 81. This was confirmed by her personal assistant Zodwa Zwane. The family would be issuing a statement later on April 2.
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She was born in Bizana, Eastern Cape, in 1939 and moved to Johannesburg after she matriculated to study social work. It was there that she met the enigmatic lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in 1957. A year later they were married and they had two children together.
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