Today, a reflection on the work and legacy of the late Winnie Madikezela-Mandela, a fierce advocate for social justice who was considered by many South Africans to be the mother of their nation.
She is widely revered in South Africa and around the African continent for her relentless fight against the South African apartheid system which, for nearly 50 years, subjected the native Black population to violence, intimidation and segregation.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela died last Monday at the age of 81.
Dr. Emira Woods joins us in Studio A. Dr. Woods is a scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, and a member of the International Working Group for Africans Rising, a network of African social justice movements.
Joining us from Boston is Dr. Xolela Mangcu. He’s a Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, and the author and co-author of nine books, including a biography of the late anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko.