Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on April 2, 2018

Winnie Mandela, as she was honored with 1990 Essence Award at Radio City Music Hall Friday, Oct. 20, 1990 in New York. The fourth annual celebration, sponsored by Essence Magazine, was to honor six outstanding African-American women of entertainment. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on April 2, 2018

The U.S. Mission in South Africa offers sympathies to the family, friends, and to the nation that mourns the loss of Winnie Mandela.  We join in honoring her formidable strength and leadership in the struggle to end Apartheid.

Winnie Mandela, as she was honored with 1990 Essence Award at Radio City Music Hall Friday, Oct. 20, 1990 in New York. The fourth annual celebration, sponsored by Essence Magazine, was to honor six outstanding African-American women of entertainment.

Winnie Mandela, as she was honored with 1990 Essence Award at Radio City Music Hall Friday, Oct. 20, 1990 in New York. The fourth annual celebration, sponsored by Essence Magazine, was to honor six outstanding African-American women of entertainment. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
(AP Photo/Ron Frehm)