Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Remembers Winnie Mandela

April 2, 2018
Press Release
Anti-apartheid leader raised consciousness

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recalled the good done by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a leader of the anti-apartheid movement while her husband, Nelson, was imprisoned. Ms. Madikizela-Mandala has died at 81.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“During the 27 years her husband endured imprisonment for his anti-apartheid stand, Winnie Madizikela-Mandela was a powerful force championing his cause, and was imprisoned herself.

“We can remember Winnie Mandela as a forceful voice of conscience that helped change South Africa and perceptions about what is possible through democratic engagement.”