Nigerian women activists mourn Winnie Mandela – Punch Newspapers


A cross section of women activists in Enugu have expressed shock over the demise of Winnie Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of late President Nelson Mandela.

Some of the women who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria said the continent has lost a great fighter of African freedom.

A onetime UN Rapporteur on Human trafficking, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, described late Winnie as an “astute activist who fought the Apartheid Government to a standstill” on the platform of the African National Congress.

Ezeilo, who is also the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, said Winnie held forte all through the incarceration of late Nelson Mandela.

“She was a front line feminist and Pan Africanist who led the emancipation struggle for black South Africans.

“The apartheid white minority never forgave her bravery and role in galvanising the world…

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