President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday described the death of South-African anti-apartheid icon, Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa.
He said with her death, the continent had lost a courageous woman.
The President started this in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He noted that the deceased “was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance who held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination even while her ex-husband, the late Madiba, President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.”
Buhari, on behalf of the government and Nigerians, commiserated with the family of the deceased as well as the government and people of South Africa.
He urged them to be consoled by the knowledge that the late Winnie Mandela’s contributions to ending apartheid will not be forgotten.
According to him, she remained “a pride not only to the African woman but indeed all Africans.”
The President prayed that God Almighty will comfort all those who mourn the departed and grant her soul eternal rest.
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