“I have a good relationship with Mandela. But I am not Mandela’s product. I am the product of the masses of my country and the product of my enemy,” Winnie Madikizela Mandela
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party salutes Winnie Madikizela, a freedom fighter who sacrificed her personal life for the life of the nation. She has joined the Ancestors. As a revolutionary organization we must speak. As a member of African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League, she was a steadfast leader of the mass struggles against the pass laws, spending two weeks in prison while pregnant. Winnie’s political life of uncompromised mass based resistance spanned throughout several decades from the campaigns against pass laws, her personal imprisonment, torture, her participation in the Black Consciousness Movement of the 70’s and 80’s and her work with youth resistance in the 90’s. Winnie’s refusal to denounce revolutionary violence as a legitimate response to settler-occupation pushed her outside of ANC’s leadership in the 90’s. Winnie’s stances on land reclamation in South Africa and Zimbabwe kept in line with the true aspirations of the masses. Winnie Madikizela was truly the “Mother of the Nation,” the one we Pan-African revolutionaries are still fighting for. The A-APRP and All-African Women’s Revolutionary Union (A-AWRU) will keep your spirit alive.