Alfred Nzo District Municipality has learnt with profound shock and sadness the passing of its greatest daughter and struggle stalwart, uMama Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela – Mandela.

Mama Winnie as she was fondly known was born in Mbongweni village in Mbizana at Alfred Nzo District in 1936.

 Executive Mayor, Cllr. Sixolile Mehlomakhulu said: “We wish to send our deepest condolences to the Madikizela and Mandela families, the entire Alfred Nzo District mourns with them”. 

“We honoured Mama Winnie with Executive Mayor Special Award during the 3rd Annual Alfred Nzo Communicators and    Media Awards in November 2016 for her role liberation struggle, her tireless work and efforts in uniting and developing a           democratic South Africa,” he said.

She will be dearly missed by the people of Alfred Nzo District and the entire South Africa. May her soul rest in eternal peace and rise in glory