Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

CPI(ML) dips its flag in tribute to the iconic South African leader of the anti-apartheid resistance, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who passed away on 2 April 2018.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela led the anti-apartheid struggle for decades. As a leader of the struggle, she spent periods under house arrest and in exile. In 1969‚ she was detained under Section 6 of the Terrorism Act of 1967 and spent 18 months in solitary confinement in a condemned cell at Pretoria Central Prison before being charged under the Suppression of Communism Act of 1950. During her solitary confinement, she was tortured and beaten in custody.


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