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> On Apr 17, 2018, at 12:41 AM, Michael Yates via Marxism 
> <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> One of the most disgusting things the ANC, including Nelson Mandela, did was 
> their treatment of Winnie Mandela. She fought tooth and nail to get her 
> husband out of prison. And she never abandoned her commitment to a radical 
> transformation of South Africa. She was bold, outspoken, and unafraid. Yet 
> Nelson Mandela was hardly out of his prison clothes than he threw her under 
> the bus. He move steadily to the right, and he had to know of the grotesque 
> corruption of the ANC. How could he not have known? Winnie was accused of 
> myriad crimes, including murder. Only the people knew she was true to the 
> cause. She is the true hero in that marriage. I suppose that some will say, 
> as they said about Syriza, well, that is the best that could have been done. 
> To which I say, bullshit. Like Zapata, said, better to die on your feet than 
> live on your knees.

Sean Jacobs’ piece in Jacobin on Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela is 
essential reading for those interested in her life and legacy:


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