MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2016
Mandela Family Thanks the South African public for their support.
The leadership of Mandela Legacy have confirmed that Mama Winnie Mandela is in high spirits and she has been discharged from a Johannesburg hospital after undergoing surgery on her back. “We note with deep gratitude the outpouring of support our grandmother has received from the South African public and want to assure everyone that she is well on her way to a full recovery… she is happy to be home,” said Zondwa Mandela.
On behalf of the family, we wish to thank the public and the media for honouring our plea for privacy at this time. We appreciate every thought and have received messages of well wishes and encouragement from far and wide via social media, email, etc… ”, Mandela added.
Winifred “Winnie” Madikizela-Mandela is among several people to be honoured for their role in the struggle against apartheid at the 2016 National Orders Awards ceremony in Pretoria on Thursday, 28th April 2016. The awards will be bestowed by President Jacob Zuma on “distinguished local citizens and eminent foreign nationals who have played a momentous role towards building a free democratic South Africa and who also have made a significant impact on improving the lives of South Africans in various ways.