Women from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) heeded the call to honour Mam Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and wore black and head wraps.

They join thousands of South Africans in mourning the late Nomzamo Winfred Madikizela-Mandela under the hashtag #AllBlackWithADoek.


Madikizela-Mandela passed away on Monday at the age of 81.

Madikizela-Mandela has left behind a legacy were women from all walks of life can learn from.

The doek – a distinctive Winnie hallmark that embodied the values of a strong African woman.
For Madikizela-Mandela the headwrap was more than a fashion or cultural statement.

She wore the doek to court as a sign of protest against the unjust apartheid system when her then husband,
Nelson Mandela appeared in court at the Rivonia trial.

Some of the national broadcaster’s staff say she remains alive within South Africans and they will continue to uphold what she stood for.

As the SABC ladies remembered the Mother of the Nation in song, others had poems to share.

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Some have showed their love for Mam Winnie on social media:

This week the ANC has called on women to wear black with a doek, beret or head scarf on Friday in honour of the struggle stalwart.