R Kelly Mourns Anti-Apartheid Movement Heroine, Winnie Mandela

Ronke Sanya  
Updated April 4, 2018


American R & B singer, R Kelly has expressed sadness over the death of anti-apartheid movement heroine, Winnie Mandela.

Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81. She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness.

The ‘World Greatest’ legendary artist post on his Instagram page that he is saddened to receive the news of the legend’s death.

He also recalled how he was invited to the home of the African heroine.

“Saddened to hear about the loss of this Angel! I’ll never forget being invited to her home in South Africa and having a powerful conversation. Thank you for everything #WinnieMandela #Legendshonourlegends,” R Kelly posted.


Many leaders have paid tributes to legendary Winnie Mandela.

While South African President Cyril Ramaphosa described her as a “voice of defiance” against white-minority rule, Retired South African archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu hailed her as “a defining symbol of the struggle against apartheid.”

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari also described her as a courageous woman. He said her death is a huge loss to Africa.