The African Renaissance Unity Party (A.R.U) has learnt with shock the sad news of the passing of Ms. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African icon and the Mother of the Nation. Ms. Madikizela- Mandela passed away today 02 April 2018 at Netcare Milpark Hospital.

“Ms. Madikizela-Mandela was one of the powerful, strongest people I have come to know. She was indeed the mother of the nation, she fought the good fight for South Africa during former President Mandela’s incarceration and beyond. She continued to stand and fight for the rights of the people, and for this the African Renaissance Unity Party is grateful to her for sharing her life with the nation”, says His Royal Majesty King Mthimkhulu III, President of A.R.U.

Ms. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela demonstrated leadership throughout her political career; herself being incarcerated, being in solitary confinement, her transition from the leader of the movement to government. The African Renaissance Unity Party appreciates her guidance towards the governing party which along the way moved away from its purpose, ensuring that the party does not forget that it exist for the people. Ms. Madikizela-Mandela was an inspiration to all Africans, not only in South Africa but in the entire African Diaspora.

The A.R.U will remember her for the sacrifices she made, her heroism, her strength and her fighting spirit.

May Ms. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s soul rest in eternal peace.