Letter from Africa: Why I loved Winnie Mandela, warts and all

Letter from Africa: Why I loved Winnie Mandela, warts and all
 

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene shares her admiration for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as South Africa holds a memorial service the anti-apartheid campaigner.
Quite often when you meet in person people you have known on the radio, newspapers and television they turn out to be not quite what you had imagined them to be.
There was no such difficulty the first time I met Winnie Mandela in the flesh.
She was everything I imagined from reading about her, hearing her on the radio and watching her on television.
She wasn't bigger or smaller than I... read more

 
11 April 2018 in World News, Views: 64
Source: BBC
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