Anglican leaders pay tribute following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Posted Apr 3, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Tributes have been paid to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the late South African anti-apartheid leader and President Nelson Mandela, who died April 2 at the age of 81. The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, is currently in London for a meeting of the Lambeth Conference 2020 Design Group. He told ACNS: “I send my condolences to the family. I am humbled to have known her. I admired and respected her. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.”

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  1. Tony Oberdorfer says:

    I’m amazed that any decent person who knows a bit about history should be unwilling to recognize Winnie Mandela for what she really was. Her “mistakes” involved killing people. For the rest she lived the high life at other peoples’ expense. Sad to say, she was a truly reprehensible person in life and remains so in death despite her connection with the beknighted Nelson.

  2. Joe Prasad says:

    All independence movements produce some leaders who resort to violence and killing. Winnie Mandela is no exception. I recall during the anti-apartheid movement a black colleague commenting on the violence in which Winnie was implicated- independence movements involve violence and she should be looked at in this light.
    Some of Israel leaders were terrorists in the eyes of the British govt. Yet they are now honored and respected as great leaders.
    To many Winnie Mandela is an honorable person worthy of respect and adoration.

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