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Letters we have received about Winnie
Here are some of the emails we have received. Feel free to email your own comments. We do not publish email addresses or censor email.

Updated 10 July 2002


I LOVE WINNIE MANDELA NO MATTER WHAT...
I ADMIRE HER. SHE DESERVES FAR MORE THAN WHAT SHE'S BEEN RECIEVENG. VERY FEW WOMEN AND MEN WOULD BE ABLE TO SACRIFICE THEIR LIFETIME TO STAND FOR SUCH A NOBLE CAUSE. WITHOUT WINNIE'S STRUGGLE, NELSON WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WHO HE'S BEEN AND IS NOW.

SHE IS "THE WORLD'S GREATEST"

I WILL NOT WAIT FOR HER TO LEAVE THE EARTH BEFORE I SPEAK OUT WHAT SHE'S DONE AND IS DOING. I AM NOT A SOUTH AFRICAN BUT I AM GRATEFUL TO WINNIE...FOR HER PEOPLE, FOR THE ENTIRE BLACK PEOPLE.

THANKS WINNIE... TODAY IS JUST ONE OF THOSE TRIALS NEVER GIVE UP....I KNOW YOU WILL OVERCOME AS USUAL..

Parfait M.
Accra, Ghana


"....I hope some day she will get the recognition that she truly deserves. Long Live Winnie Mandikizela-Mandela!!!!! You are an inspiration to women all around the world...".


"....To Mama Keep your faith and strength. Draw strength from what God has given to you. Never give up on your vocation. Always remember that all happens for a reason. Only a chosen few can exercise leadership to the highest degree. For as long as you have God, Africa in your heart, your family's love and support, South-Africa's love and respect, very little can keep you down. You are and always will be 'Mother of the Nation'....".


Winnie did what she had to do at the time. Who knows what any of us would have done in the name of self-preservation!! All of those white Hollanders, masquerading as true citizens of the country of South Africa (yuck) have gotten off scot-free for the innumerable instances of barbarity they perpetrated against the Black Africans... what's good for the goose, is good for the gander. They don't like that she's free... too damn bad!

We love you WINNIE and we're behind you 100%!


Let's see... amongst the few (five) negative emails expressing oh so much righteous indignation against Ms. Mandela, we have a Canadian, an Australian, and a Hollander.

I'd be curious to know what number of these individuals is white. I'd be even more curious to know how many of them were supporters of apartheid or white supremists from other countries using this site as a way to "stir the pot" so to speak. Listen.

Anyone who believes that Winnie wasn't set up in the whole Stompie Moeketsi affair, also believes that South African prison officials were telling the truth when they said hundreds of black South Africans were not being tortured and killed by them, but were killing each other or committing suicide.

In addition, the apartheid government and everyone else knows that every evil thing possible was put in Winnie Mandela's way in an attempt to sully Nelson Mandelas's name.

I'm sure that Winnie was in complete agreement with Nelson when it came to their separation and eventual divorce and that, more than anything personal, it was a political move that had to be made for the sake of a new South Africa.- despite the hurt they would endure.


Winnie Mandela is symbol of the struggle of the black woman not only in Africa but all over the world. Nothing stops us from admiring this extraordinary and formidable persononlity. We love her so much.

Dr. Hashim Ali Ahmed and Family


Dear Winnie,
I heard what you said about Marike at her funeral, that she had become expendable. Thank you Winnie for speaking out about the plight of so many women. Thank you for speaking out against the rape of babies in SA. South African women of all races should stand up against this.
Shaun


Yes, I believe Winnie could very well become president of this country. This is why there is such an effort made to destroying her. Everything printed about her is pointed at destablising her image. Little do these forces know that they are only making her more powerful because she always stands her ground and handles all of it with such finesse.

The masses respect someone who does not back down because they are being put in a corner. Someone who stands for what it is they believe. That's how people such as President Mugabe keep being voted back into power. No matter how they may be printed as deranged, the masses just watch and observe how they handle themselves, and for as long as these leaders keep shutting everyone up in the end, the more popular they become.

Such happens when a child has been brainwashed about it's father or mother, and they grow up to witness what they have been told, only to realise it was all hog-wash.

I do think though that Mama should write her autobiography and have a movie made on her while she is still alive and can still verify events which get put in the making of her story. I feel very strongly about this as this can be altered if this only gets done after she passes. South Africa and the world needs Mama's account of the events in her life and not to have them told by someone else taking an interest in it.

So.. On that note, I hope she gets to read this and make it her priority to tell the world and its children about herself. The TRUTH.

All I can say is that South Africa respects this woman. She is the last one standing. She contributed her whole life towards our liberation. Whatever she may be accused of, no-one has put emphasis on how she was treated and how she had to survive being a single mother, a comrade and the wife of an absentee husband, father and freedom fighter. 'Judge not for you shall be judged first'.

To Mama

Keep your faith and strength. Draw strength from what God has given to you. Never give up on your vocation. Always remember that all happens for a reason. Only a chosen few can exercise leadership to the highest degree. For as long as you have God, Africa in your heart, your family's love and support, South-Africa's love and respect, very little can keep you down. You are and always will be 'Mother of the Nation'.

Lerato


A brighter tomorrow both by her successes and her failures. She stood strong when faced with insurmountable difficulties and lived to tell her story. The Apartheid struggle found a face and a life through Winnie Mandela and we are all grateful today for her taking up a cause that was a country's and fighting for it. When one goes to fight a war one takes weapons and any casualties are dismissed as part and parcel of the war effort however Winnie went into a war armed with words and comrades. She fought a war with what she had and the casualties can only be judged by God.

For this human being...I judge her deeds as seen and the result of a Free South Africa as the best reason to love Mrs. Winnie Mandela forever.

A proud African


mother of the nation
killer without justice
purge the witness
i'll fight your lies
i'll spread the word
stompi, we forget you not
katitza, when will the hiding stop?
fuck the mother


I love Winnie Mandela no matter what.

She is one of those women who stood up to the boers of south africa and showed them that african women were not there to be tempered with. She speahearded the armed struggle fiercely and never looked back at the same time her husband was in jail.

God Bless Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Sally


Winnie Mandela not only brought up her children alone in terrible times but she also found the strength to support her husban and his cause. Nelson her husband was locked up during the struggle, so who worked for it?? Sure Winnie. She had to protect herself and her children and fight for the cause against monsters, and if you fight monsters you can end up entagled with them. Nelson Mandela came out of jail to reap the fruits of Winnie's hard labor. He can be clean of sins because he was never in the position to do anything but resist in jail.

I believe that the white supremacist of South Africa can take a black male as president but a black female in power is just to much to bear for them. I believe Winnie Mandela deserves more than she has been receiving.

I hope some day she will get the recognition that she truly deserves. Long Live Winnie Mandikizela-Mandela!!!!! You are an inspiration to women all around the world.


I love winnie mandela ,she is a smart, strong woman and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes. south africa is to blame for any type of aggressive behavior she may have exhibited. In a white south africa you did what you had to do to survive. I loved her when she was married to nelson mandela(I love him too) and I love her still.I don't turn on someone because they did some horrible thing. I pray for them.

Guess what?????????????? GOD loves winnie too.

WHOEVER-WHOMEVER IS WITHOUT SIN LET THEM CAST THE FIRST STONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WINNIE YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FRIEND IN ME.


Winnie Mandela is a womyn with courage and spirit I cannot know what I would do if my very life as a human being was being threatened and denigrated every moment of every day since the moment I was born. She get the Nobel Peace Prize


I can only think of her as the TITANIC of South Africa. She surely know how to sink a country.

Regards Canadian


winnie mandela is the woman of the century. leave her alone;


I think she is a great woman. During civil war many negative things occur that would not ordinarily happen. It has occured around the world.


SIMPLY PUT, I LOVE WINNIE MANDELA.

SINCERELY,
DENA JONES


My name is Brian Mofokeng, at the moment I am studying in the US. Winnie is a very respected woman in America. I believe she should get a second chance because she was behind the struggle, and she has completed the struggle. We have people like the guy who killed Chris Hanni, nobody knows what happend to him, is he still in jail or what? I believe she should get a position in the goverment. I respect Mr Mandela, and he did what any man chould do, but what about the woman who's been suporting him all the years when he was in prison. Every young person I meet in the streets of America, they asked were do I come from, when I tell them they ask me about winnie if she killed Stompi, and I don't like that. Why does South Africa has to be famours about things like that, America will never share that with the world, why do we have to? We still regard winnie as our first lady. Thaks.


winnie is a hero to all black


winnie mandela is the smartest monkey to see she even know to theft from man and cloth but also talk....


If her name wasn't Winne MANDELA, we'd never have heard of her. Nevertheless, Wiinie is an outstanding representative of those aspiring to the top in a fledgling democracy - you just have to kill anyone who doesn't agree with you or stands in your way. That said, I wish those who now govern the new South Africa every success in the world. A good start would be to kick Winne out of parliament. Regards from Downunder.


Winnie is a woman whose convictions are so strong they drove her to lead a nation the best way she knew how, all because of her love for her self and her people. If you were a Black South African with absolutely no power and being constantly brutalized, murdered and trampled on...you would see this young Black South African girl as a savior.


Winnie Mandela is avery strong and corageous black woman. Although I admire Nelson Mandela, he does not have the courage and strength that she has.


I think you people are sick. You never a any stage bothered to find out the truth. How dare you use a public medium like this to vilify and denigrate one of the greatest heroes of Black South African liberation. How dare you dishonour her contribution to the freedom and humanity of black and especially women. This is the work typical of sick bleeding heart white liberals who know nothing about the violence, the killing and the systemanic dehumanisation of man by a racist society such as apartheid South Africa. The poor woman could'nt hold down a job, educate her children, live with her huisband as a young bride should. She was constantly banned and harrassed and restricted and could not enjoy the most basic of human freedoms for over 30 years, little things which you take for granted. If you must poke fun at something, anything, for goodness sake, have a little respect and go after something you know about with some authority. The only reason why Nelson Mandela is President today is because his wife kept his name alive by fighting for their dream. Govan Mbeki was also in jail for that long, how come, he isn't President? There are people out there who love and respect Winnie Mandela, believe it or not!!


Hi,

My opinion is that winnie should be officially charged with MURDER. If she had a white skin, she would be inside.

Regards from Holland.


Kinder Surprise indeed!

I nearly choked on my breakfast!


What a looser!!!!! Hang the bitch, Winnie is an oxygen thief.

Regards


I met Winnie Mandela some years ago at a friend's house where she took shelter. It was a memorable occasion. I had walked from the home office towards the kitchen and had to pass through a darkened lounge (there were two lounges). As I exited the lounge I felt a surge of energy (that seems to be the only way I can describe it) so strong that I turned around and there in the semi-darkness sat Winnie Mandela.

I gave her greeting and by looking deep into her eyes I read her soul. I saw the good and the 'bad' (the reasons for the'bad' are socially engineered). I recognized her personal power - it is undeniable.

I give her great respect. And should she need shelter or help she has it in me as well as my staff here in this America. The future of change for the betterment of the planet lies in the hands of women - and black women will be the first and the most powerful.

Jackie

ps 1: I have been surfing the net for ever so long looking for a site which allows feedback on Winnie Mandela.

PS 2: I have enjoyed your site.


 

   

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