Ramaphosa remembers Winnie Mandela as ‘voice of defiance’

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela, who died on Monday, saying that Nelson Mandela’s former wife was a “voice of defiance” against white-minority rule.

“Winnie was a voice of defiance and resistance. In the face of exploitation, she was a champion of justice and equality,” he said in a televised address, adding that she “was an abiding symbol of the desire of our people to be free”.