As the world reacted on Monday afternoon to the death of 81-year-old struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela earlier in the day, details emerged of her last few days.

Her family confirmed that Madikizela-Mandela had died at a Johannesburg hospital surrounded by friends and family.

Just days before, she had attended a Good Friday sermon at church with her granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela.

Zoleka, who often refers to Madikizela-Mandela as her “day one”, posted a collage of pictures of the family at church.

Wearing a black skirt and a red top with a collar, Madikizela-Mandela held a walking stick as church-goers greeted her.

“I forgot how long the Good Friday service at church is. Over 5 hrs,” wrote Zoleka.

She said she and her gran had left the service hungry.

“My Day One and I left the service so hungry, we had to stop and buy roasted corn on the side of the road to eat en route to the house … 😂 Time for our family lunch aka CHEAT DAY MEAL,” she wrote.


Meanwhile, tributes for the struggle stalwart have been pouring in on social media

Times Live




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