- Former President Mahama has expressed sadness at the death of Winnie Mandela
- He said that Winnie Mandela served her nation and her people well
Ghana's immediate former president, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, has expressed sadness at the recent passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a series of tweets on the former president's social media profiles.
Almost five years after her beloved husband and internationally renowned anti-apartheid revolutionary - Nelson Mandela - passed away, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also gave up the ghost in the early hours of Monday morning, April , 2018.
In a series of post on his social media pages, Former President Mahama said he was saddened to hear of Winnie Mandela's death, and that she will be remembered for her contribution in the fight to abolish apartheid.
The former president also touched on the time her in her home in Soweto, and that Ghanaians will join in solidarity with South Africans, and other freedom fighters, to mourn her.
Checkout former president Mahama's posts below:
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Though hailed as the mother of the nation and a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle, Winnie Mandela became somewhat mired in controversy in the latter part of her life.
She was found guilty of kidnapping and sentenced to six years, although the sentence was later reduced to a fine due to her adamant denial of the charges. She was also later convicted of fraud in 2003.
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