Winnie Madikizela Mandela Receives Order of Luthuli Award

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Thursday 28 APRIL 2016

Winnie Madikizela Mandela Receives Order of Luthuli Award

order-of-luthuli-southafricannationalordersWinifred “Winnie” Madikizela-Mandela was honoured as a recipient of the Silver Order of Luthuli for her role in the struggle against apartheid at the 2016 National Orders Awards ceremony in Pretoria on Thursday, 28th April 2016. Her grandchildren, Zondwa Mandela & Zoleka Mandela received the award on her behalf.

“My grandmother’s recent hospitalization was tense for her, our family and her supporters. Mama is well on her way to a full recovery at home. She accepts this award and shares it with everyone who strives for justice and freedom,” said Zondwa Mandela

The Order of Luthuli recognises South African citizens who have contributed to the struggle for democracy, nation-building, building democracy and human rights, justice and peace as well as for the resolution of conflict.

The awards are 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.

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President Jacob Zuma bestows 2016 National Orders Awards
Address by President Jacob Zuma at the 2016 National Orders Awards Ceremony, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria

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Media Release: The Nelson Mandela Foundation congratulates Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Date: 28 April 2016
From: Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation conveys its hearty congratulations to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on the occasion of her being awarded a National Order by the President of South Africa.

“Mrs Madikizela-Mandela dedicated her life to the liberation struggle in South Africa and suffered greatly for it,” said Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He congratulated her on behalf of Professor Njabulo Ndebele, the Chairperson of the NMF, its Trustees and Staff.

As she is recuperating from back surgery at her home after her discharge on Tuesday from a Johannesburg Hospital, Mrs Madikizela-Mandela was unable to personally receive the Order of Luthuli. She was represented by her granddaughter, Zoleka.

Hatang added his congratulations to veteran freedom fighter Mac Maharaj who was also honoured among South African anti-apartheid activists, scientists and artists.

“It is important that we also acknowledge those from other countries who were given National Orders for their anti-apartheid work,” Hatang said, “We urge them to continue their assistance as our young country navigates its struggles ahead.”

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Mandela Family Thanks the South African public for their support.

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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.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be honoured with national order award

Madikizela-Mandela‚ the former wife of the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela‚ will be awarded the he Order of Luthuli in silver for her “excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa”. File photo Image by: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

Madikizela-Mandela‚ the former wife of the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela‚ will be awarded the he Order of Luthuli in silver for her “excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa”. File photo
Image by: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

TMG Digital | 24 April, 2016 19:20

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.

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”.

Madikizela-Mandela‚ the former wife of the late struggle icon Nelson Mandela‚ will be awarded the he Order of Luthuli in silver for her “excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa”.

“She bravely withstood constant harassment by the apartheid police and challenged their brutality at every turn. She became a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle and of the bravery and determination of the oppressed to gain their freedom‚ against all odds‚” the award citation reads.

Receiving the same honour will be Sathyandranath Ragunanan “Mac” Maharaj‚ a former transport minister who recently retired as official spokesman for Zuma.

Other well-known personalities who will be honoured at the ceremony include Afrikaans singer Laurika Rauch‚ who will receive the Order of Ikhamanga in bronze‚ which recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts‚ culture‚ literature‚ music‚ journalism and sport.

The award is being bestowed on her for her “outstanding contribution in the field of music and raising awareness on political injustices through music.”

“She bravely deployed her artistic talents to highlight the injustices and tyranny of the apartheid rule‚” the citation reads.

Professor Helen Rees‚ who was recently awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE)‚ will receive the Order of Boabab in silver for her contribution in the field of medical science and research which‚ the citation states‚ has given hope to communities affected by the scourge of HIV and AIDS.

Also among those to be honoured on Thursday is Chile’s president‚ Michelle Bachelet Jeria (Chile) who will have the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo bestowed on her. The award recognises eminent foreign nationals for friendship shown to South Africa.

According to the Presidency‚ the award is being bestowed on her for her “exceptional contribution to the fight for democracy at the global stage”.

“She was imbued with a deep sense of justice and the courage of her convictions‚ which drove her from Chile to exile.”

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Statement on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health

Statement on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health

Date: 18 April 2016

Issued by Neeran Naidoo, Director of Communications of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the request of the Mandela family

Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering in hospital in Johannesburg after back surgery for spinal stenosis.

Her first surgery, for compression of the spinal nerve and pain relief took place on 8 March. It was followed by a second procedure on 14 April to assist with her recovery.

The family wishes to express its appreciation of the support they have received. They are grateful for the continuing respect for their privacy.

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Issued by Neeran Naidoo, Director of Communications of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the request of the Mandela family.

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President Zuma wishes Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela a speedy recovery

President Jacob Zuma has wished Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela a speedy recovery on behalf of government and the nation.
 Mama Winnie, a stalwart and courageous heroine of the South African struggle for liberation, has been admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.
 “We wish Mama Winnie a speedy recovery. We also urge the nation to keep her and the Mandela family in their thoughts and prayers during this time,” said President Zuma.

Enquiries: Mr Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or bonganim@presidency.gov.za
Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria