PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria – Saturday, 7th April, 2018
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba called on young people to emulate the virtues, fighting spirit and principles practiced by Mama Winnie Madzikela Mandela to ensure that South Africa achieved Freedom
He said this when he signed a book of condolence in honour of late South African anti-apartheid campaigner Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Mr. Mwamba, joined members of the diplomatic corps accredited to South Africa in expressing Zambia’s sympathy on the death of anti-apartheid icon who was also ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The book of condolence has been opened to the diplomatic community at the Directorate of International Relations and Corporation (DIRCO) in Pretoria,
Mr Mwamba noted that Mama Mandela played a critical role in the fight against apartheid.
He said Zambia was touched with the passing away of Mama Mandela owing to the fact that Zambia provided safe haven to ANC freedom fighters for over thirty (30) years during the struggle for independence.
He added that the late Madam Mandela demonstrated that even what society considered as weaker voices counted in fighting against victimisation as she stood against victimisation amidst hostile conditions.
Mr. Mwamba mentioned that Madam Mandela’s death was sad to Zambia as her spirited life had inspired many people in the country especially women who stood against victimisation in society.
Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
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