The anti-apartheid activist, who died at age 81 earlier this month, was laid to rest in a massive celebration, which was attended by thousands including Jesse Jackson and Naomi Campbell.
Mandela, once married to former South African President Nelson Mandela, was known as “Mother of the Nation” or simply “Mama” for her fight against apartheid. She also became Johannesburg’s first black female social worker.
Although the ceremony, which was streamed live, took place in South Africa, several from around the world headed to Twitter to say their goodbyes to the controversial leader. Many reposted speeches, videos and pictures from the service.
Others simply reflected on her legacy and influence.
When Winnie Mandela was banished , she built a creche & lead initiatives that bettered the community. She built something beautiful from something meant to break her,It's not circumstances that make us. It's what we choose to make of those circumstances. #WinnieMandelaFuneral
#WinnieMandelaFuneral To every woman who's left to raise her kids alone To every woman who works hard with no recognition and reward To every woman who's trying to get Education Hang in there, the spirit of Mama Winnie is with us ...We are Winnie Mandela ALUUUUUTA ✊