2018 has truly taken many of our heroes, the latest being Mama Winnie Madikizela - Mandela who reportedly passed on at the Netcare - Milpark Hospital on Monday 2 April 2018.
The struggle icon had been ill for a number of years and recently underwent a knee surgery which she recovered from last year.
However, she was then recently admitted back to the same hospital for an infection in her kidneys to which she succumbed to on Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.
The news of her passing came as a shock to the entire nation as the public continues to send their messages of condolences to the Mandela family.
Pabi Moloi posted an iconic picture of Madikizela-Mandela with the caption 'forever' just minutes after the news broke.
Whilst model and former Muvhango actor - Zweli Dube expressed his shock at the passing of the struggle stalwart.
Khanyi Mbau also sent out her condolences to 'big Mama.'
Radio personalities, Tbo Touch and Poppy Ntshongwane also sent out their condolences.
Whilst the likes of Lerato reminisced on what the late Winnie had taught us as a nation.
Rest in peace Mama Winnie.
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