Detroit Branch President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony issued the following statement in regards to the recent death of Winnie Mandela.
“The passing of Winnie Mandela marks a significant point in the life of those who sacrificed so much to obtain justice, freedom, and dignity. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, known as “Nomzamo” (the mother of the nation), was the reason that many of us in the west were well acquainted with Nelson Mandela. For 27 years, from 1963- 1990, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, it was Winnie Mandela who was the face of the Anti- Apartheid Movement.”
Click the link, Official Press Statement — The Detroit Branch NAACP Remembers Winnie Mandela, to read the statement in its entirety.