“Mother of the Nation”…
Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela Mandela…the western world knows as Ms. Winnie Mandela, has transitioned from her earthly body today at the age of 81.
Ms. Mandela, may you live eternally in peace.
May other women, both young and more seasoned pick up your torch, stand strong and courageously, determined to never give up or give in until freedom and equity is fully and truly achieved in every sense of their meanings.
Ms. Mandela was and is a force to be reckoned with, that propaganda machines tried to destroy, but failed to do.
Women are to be seen and only heard when called on to speak, and only allowed to say what is deemed respectable and respectful by man. And Black women have less rights than that, especially during the apartheid-era in South Africa.
Some of the culprits have even come forward and admitted their roles and explained that they had to do it to keep her from growing in power and influence; they couldn’t afford having this woman convince her then-husband, Nelson Mandela, to do and say the bold things that would’ve elevated all of South Africa to a status equal to those nations that had colonized and controlled it; they couldn’t risk the domino effect it would create throughout the African continent.
So the propaganda machine worked instead on a strategy of divide and conquer.
They divided the Mandela family. They divided Black leadership. They divided the ANC. They divided a nation. They almost turned the world against Ms. Mandela.
Propaganda machines are fueled by and rely upon the ignorant and uninformed.
However, with every conspiracy there are always the enlightened who you will never fall for the trick and never will convert. Those of us who see clearly the deception, smoke and mirrors, and the games, also saw the plot against Ms. Mandela.
Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela Mandela, we will continue to speak up, speak out, act timely, hold accountable, and demand that all of God’s people live and die with dignity, with the same resources, advantages, and opportunities as those who once and still do oppress them.
You fought an amazing fight Ms. Mandela. You can now rest and watch over your beloved nation. 💗
Here is a snippet of a nice tribute that ABC News created for Ms. Mandela: https://twitter.com/abc/status/980870784833945602?s=21