Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; A woman of substance & style

Women’s Day celebrates the achievements made by women in all walks of life. Of the many achievements made by women, their role in protecting their families is worth acknowledging. Today we feature one of these women who belongs to our era, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Winnie is an activist and political figure and although she has a lot of controversy surrounding her, the dedication she showed in fighting for her husband’s freedom and ensuring her children’s safety is representative of the struggle women go through everyday.


During the uprising the police would shoot at the Mandela household in Vilakazi. Winnie in an attempt to protect her family built a wall behind her kitchen to stop the bullets. She would then use the metal lid above to shield her children. When you observe the lid carefully you wil notice the dents from gun shots.


Picture on the wall shows a pregnant Winnie

A midst of all the challenges that faced her during the struggle, Winnie did not allow herself to appear shaken or scared in front of the public eyes.



As a family caretaker Winnie is a woman of substance and great style.


One comment

  1. As a revolutionary veteran of the United States armed forces, and the national president of Veterans For Peace, I give my utmost respect to the dedication of Winnie Mandela to the struggle to end apartheid. Peace and blessings, Patrick

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