This Caribbean Prime Minister Hails Winnie Mandela As A ‘Champion Of Freedom’

Wnnie Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, at a reception in her honor, held at Pier 2110 Restaurant, in Harlem, New York, on May 19, 2007.
(Photo; Hayden Roger Celestin)

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. April 3, 2018: A Caribbean prime minister is hailing South Africa’s Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who passed away Monday in her homeland, as a champion of freedom.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, said Madikizela-Mandela, 81, “was a symbol of the black struggle against oppression and injustice.”

“We here in Jamaica supported her in that struggle as she maintained the legacy of her then husband Nelson Mandela while he was locked away for 27 years,” said the prime minister in a release from the Office of the Prime Minister Monday afternoon. “We…

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