President Buhari mourns Winnie Mandela says Africa has lost a courageous woman
Abuja, April 2, 2018 (AltAfrika)-President Muhammadu Buhari has described the passing away of South-African anti-apartheid icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa of a courageous woman.
The President started this in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The president noted that she was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance who held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination even while her ex-husband, the late Madiba, President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.
According to him, she remained a pride not only to the African woman, but indeed all Africans.
The president prayed that God Almighty will comfort all those who mourn the departed and grant her soul eternal rest.