Winnie Madikizela-Mandela may be gone but values she stood and fought for are still being celebrated back home in South Africa and around the world.
Tributes to the former Mrs. Mandela poured in from different parts of the world. The media put in hours, churning out materials in remembrance of a the woman known in South Africa as ‘Mother of the Nation.’
Social media platform Twitter has been an active ground since her death was announced. The hashtag #WinnieMadikizelaMandela has been used to celebrate her on Twitter.
Another hashtag that has gained prominence is #AllBlackWithADoek. Scores of women on Friday wore black attires accompanied a doek – South African headscarf – to celebrate their heroine. A Twitter account retweeting loads of the photos with the hashtag is @ApMandoyi.
— Nonceba Mhlauli (@NoncebaMhlauli) April 5, 2018
From celebrities back home, politicians, civil servants and students, Twitter was ‘littered’ with individual and group photos with the hashtag. The photos are accompanied by a ‘power salute’ of sorts – the women put clenched fists up, similar to a famous Winnie photo.
#AllBlackWithADoek we will never forget you Ma. Thank you for serving this beautiful country. Your tears we not in vain. We are Honouring MamWinnie today. #WinnieMandela #BlackRock #Imbhokodo. pic.twitter.com/MG8zq3ZGRl
— Phumla Dhlamini (@MissPDhlamini) April 6, 2018
— Ofentse Shezi (@OfentseShezi) April 7, 2018
— Mirri (@Mirri41867299) April 7, 2018
— #AllBlackWithADoek (@ApMandoyi) April 5, 2018
— Lerato mosia (@MissRatology) April 6, 2018
— Bulelwa Mabasa (@mabasa_bulelwa) April 6, 2018
— Fat Cats ® (@fatcatsfc) April 6, 2018
— ntombehlubi (@asiemadikiza) April 6, 2018
— 1stLadyTshilidzi (@DR_Tshilidzi) April 6, 2018