Umzimvubu Local Municipality has learnt with sadness of the passing of anti-apartheid struggle activist, uMama Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela – Mandela.

Throughout her life she made an everlasting contribution to the struggle through sacrifice and her unyielding determination. Her dedication to the plight of her people gained her the love and the respect of the nation.

According to the Honourable Mayor, Cllr. Bulelwa Mabengu, “On behalf of Umzimvubu Local Municipality and a sister municipality to Mbizana where the deceased was born, we’d like to pass on our condolences to the family and to the entire country”.

“Her role in the liberation struggle will never be forgotten, ulifezile uqhatso.”

She will be dearly missed by the people of Umzimvubu and the entire South Africa.

May her soul rest in eternal peace.