Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela- Mandela A LONG WALK HOME
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela remains an enigmatic figure in South African society and history. It has been speculated that like so many South Africans traumatised by the brutality of life under Apartheid, Winnie may have long suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and her actions ought to be understood in light of this. [xxxix] Despite her occasionally “morally ambiguous” behaviour, Winnie is someone whose commitment to justice and the downtrodden has seldom been in doubt, though her means of achieving her goals have drawn justifiable scrutiny.[xl]
Following the first decade of the 21 century, Winnie has been relatively quiet, though the public did turn its attention breifly her way when Nelson Mandela passed away on December 5 2013. Mandela’s death also coincided with the release of the movie ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ in which Winnie’s character was played by British actress, Naomi Harris.