South African celebrities and well-known personalities have taken to social media to express their grief over the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The struggle veteran and ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 81.
Here are some of the touching messages from personalities like Idris Elba, Leanne Manas, and Helen Desbois.
Rest in peace Mama Winnie. My heart is heavy right now. You lived a full and important life contributing to the liberation of a nation by force and ACTUAL ACTIVISM. You will never be forgotten. 👊🏾
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) April 2, 2018
— Helen Desbois (@helendesbois) April 2, 2018
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) April 2, 2018
— Boity Thulo (@Boity) April 2, 2018
— Thando Thabooty (@Thando_Thabethe) April 2, 2018
Lala ngoxolo Mama wethu 💔🇿🇦
— Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini) April 2, 2018