Five pictures we will always remember Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela by

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would have turned 83-years old on Thursday.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would have turned 83-years old on Thursday.
Image: Masi Losi

Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would have turned 83 on Thursday and many South Africans celebrated her birthday on Twitter, thanking her for her contribution in the liberation of black people.

Madikizela-Mandela was born in Bizana, Eastern Cape, and her career in politics saw her serve as a member of the ANC NEC, president of the women's league and deputy minister of arts and culture.

She died on April 2 2018 at Milpark Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. From her youth to her old age, here are five pictures we will always remember her by:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort in 1977, during her internal exile. She was among the 22 accused who were charged in the 1969 treason trial in the Old Synagogue in Pretoria.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort in 1977, during her internal exile. She was among the 22 accused who were charged in the 1969 treason trial in the Old Synagogue in Pretoria.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during her 80th birthday celebration at the Emperors Palace on September 26, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during her 80th birthday celebration at the Emperors Palace on September 26, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Image: Bra Nape ‏via Twitter

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