7 quotes to remember Winnie Madikizela-Mandela


Even though iconic stalwart popularly known as South Africa’s ‘Mother of the Nation’, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away, her legacy lives on.

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We share seven of her powerful quotes that she will be remembered for:

  • “I will not allow the selfless efforts of my husband and his friends to be abandoned. I will continue the struggle for a free and equal South Africa.” – 1962
  • “They think because they have put my husband on an island that he will be forgotten. They are wrong. The harder they try to silence him, the louder I will become!”– 1962
  • “It is only when all black groups, join hands and speak with one voice that we shall be a bargaining force which will decide its own destiny.” – 1976
  • “Together, hand in hand, with our matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country.”– 1986
  • “The years of imprisonment hardened me…. Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn’t be blunted as they have been in my case. When it happens every day of your life, when that pain becomes a way of life, I no longer have the emotion of fear.there is no longer anything I can fear. There is nothing the government has not done to me. There isn’t any pain I haven’t known.” – 1987
  • “I am the product of the masses of my country and the product of my enemy.”– 1996
  • “All what we fought for is not what is going on right now. It is a tragedy that he lived and saw what was happening, we cannot pretend like South Africa is not in crisis, our country is in crisis and anyone who cannot see that is just bluffing themselves.”– 2017