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Obasanjo condoles South Africans over Winnie Mandela’s death


Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the death of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela, wife of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela as a great loss, not only to her family and country, but also the whole of Africa.

Obasanjo, in a condolence letter released in Abeokuta, yesterday, said the late freedom fighter, who passed on on Saturday, was one of the greatest Africans that would be remembered forever for her good works.
The letter read in part: “It is with a profound sense of sympathy that I write, on behalf of my family and on my own behalf, to commiserate with you and the entire good people of South Africa over the painful transition of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a front line woman leader, an activist, an indomitable fighter for the liberation of South Africa from apartheid and oppressive racialism”

“A stateswoman per excellence, a tireless advocate of the preservation of the mystique of Africa’s moral and cultural values, who had selflessly dedicated herself to public service for most of her life, Winnie was, without doubt, one of the greatest women to have walked the African earth.

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