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Tribute to Winnie by Ben and Mary Turok

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Winnie Madikazela Mandela. Due to bannings, prison and exile many of us only had passing personal contact with her, especially in the stormy years of the 1980s. But our memories of this remarkable woman remain vivid and non- erasable.

Comrade Winnie was an important part of our lives even though we were far away when she was suffering from horrendous persecution.

As her enormous courage and commitment are now getting due recognition,  we hope that the new generation of born frees will come to appreciate the enormous sacrifices it took to win our freedom.
The nation owes her that recognition.

Ben and Mary Turok