As evidence emerged in the dying years of apartheid of the brutality of her Soweto enforcers, the "Mandela United Football Club" (MUFC), her soubriquet switched from "Mother of the Nation" to "Mugger". Within a short space of time, Winnie Mandela was back at it, mobilizing people within the community.
Despite what some have called a tainted legacy, Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela remains affectionately known by many South Africans as "the mother of the nation". She also did not have a good relationship with the ANC during Thabo Mbeki's presidency.
She also dismissed Tutu, post-apartheid South Africa's moral fulcrum, as a "cretin" and rubbished his attempts at national healing as a "religious circus". The next year, she is sacked for insubordination. British newspaper "The Guardian" quoted her, saying: "we shall liberate this country" with "our boxes of matches and our necklaces" which was interpreted as an implicit endorsement of the political killings by burning so-called traitors with tires doused in petrol which did enormous damage to the anti-apartheid movement. We recall the countless ways Mama Winnie's years of activism altered the course of South Africa's future and touched the lives of ordinary citizens.
Nelson Mandela, who was then married to his first wife, met Winnie at a bus stop in Soweto when she was 22. "My love for her gave me the added strength for the struggles that lay ahead".
"She liked gardening - she used to come out to her garden".
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Madikizela-Mandela complained bitterly on a North American tour after she was forced to testify to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1997 that the commission never asked her about the treatment she suffered over 18 months in solitary confinement.
She campaigned tirelessly for her husband's release.
Vejay Ramlakan wrote that Winnie - not Mandela's widow Graca Machel - was with Mandela when he died in 2013.
In 2016, Ms. Madikizela-Mandela began legal efforts to secure the ownership of Mr. Mandela's home in his ancestral village of Qunu.
Parents to two children, the Mandelas separated in 1992 and divorced four years later after almost four decades into their marriage. As the tributes continued to roll in Monday, one of the most tweeted was from the British actor Idris Elba. "She chose a life of service and valour, qualifying as a nurse, and devoting herself to the struggle for African liberty", Uhuru said. "May her soul rest in peace".