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Winnie, as well as the other detained women, became a symbol of inspiration and strength for those fighting the Apartheid government. Winnie Mandela, a polarizing South African figure, has sadly passed away.
This way of seeing her as primarily beautiful, and not as an emerging political figure, has coloured both contemporaneous accounts of Madikizela-Mandela for she was surely too young and beautiful to have a serious political idea as well as scholarly accounts of the period which focused on the thoughts and actions of men.
On one occasion, when a policeman arrived at her house with a summons and dared to pull her arm, she assaulted him and had to defend herself in court for the action.
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In her early life — prior to her marriage to Nelson Mandela — Winnie Madikizela was already a remarkable woman for her time. This account has been deactivated. Italian modernities: These were dark times in a country weighed down by states of emergency and militarised control.
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But many people do not actually know the extent of good that Nelson Mandela did during his life, whether it was during his imprisonment, in office or once he was retired.
However, that is not all that she was and we should never forget that, as with most people, there were many sides to her. Finally, he taught us how to live: