[Video] Trevor Noah sums up Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away aged 81 on Monday. While her legacy has often been described as complex, her role in the struggle cannot be ignored.

To the bitter end, she stood strong and firm. While most of us in South Africa understand her role in the struggle, overseas things aren’t as simple.

Luckily, Trevor Noah is in America to share a bit of insight with everyone who watches The Daily Show.

In a behind the scenes clip, Noah shared some insight with his audience.

“The movement was held in large parts by women in South Africa. Women were the most dangerous freedom fighters in the country.

“Mandela was an icon, but police in the country was afraid of Winnie”.

Watch Trevor Noah’s clip on Winnie Mandela below

Much has been written about Ma Winnie and much should be read. She deserves as much for the part she played in liberating the country.

However,  for those who have just a few minutes to try and comprehend her, this video is a pretty good starting point.

She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.

She suffered tremendous pain at the hands of the Apartheid regime, but she never gave up, even when she wanted to.

Madikizela-Mandela was one of the greatest icons of the struggle against Apartheid. She fought valiantly against the Apartheid state and sacrificed her life for the freedom of the country.

Her funeral will be held on 14 April with a memorial service on 11 April – and several other memorials in the country in the days leading up to that.

South African flags will also be flown at half-mast until the day of her funeral.

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