Mzansi tweeps are insisting that the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu must be remembered for what he did to Winnie Mandela.
The nation has been rocked by the death of the South Africa’s Archbishop, Desmond Tutu. Tutu’s death was announced by the President, Cyril Ramaphosa who said in a statement that the “passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa,”.
Dr Ramphela Mamphele, acting chairperson of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu IP Trust and coordinator of the Office of the Archbishop has also confirmed his death saying he “died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town this morning,”. While some have shared heartbreaking reactions to his passing on social media, others believe he must be remembered for what he did to Iconic freedom fighter, the late Winnie Mandela.
Mr. Tutu had forced Winnie to apologize for the murder of Stompei Seipei even after Stompei’s murder told the world that she was innocent. Several Mzansi tweeps have also reacted to this and agree that he will mostly be remembered for that. It has led to a debate on Twitter on what he should be remembered for.
Breaking News: Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu dies.
Tutu will be remembered for having forced the iconic freedom fighter Winnie Madikizela Mandela, to apologise for the murder of Stompie Seipei. A murder she did not commit. Stompie's mother told the world that Winnie was framed. pic.twitter.com/v85ESrEFMM
— The Insight Factor (@insightfactor) December 26, 2021
Anyone who found place in their heart to forgive the apartheid rulers, yet rallied to criminalize Winnie Mandela….is not among the heroes I celebrate.
Be well y'all
— Judicaelle Irakoze (@Judicaelle_) December 26, 2021
He meant well. But I can’t get over the tone he set for a fake rainbowism. For how Winnie Mandela suffered. How he ensured that white people didn’t account. But he meant well, I get that. May he fly with the angels. And may truth be told 🙏🏾
— music.as.love (@simphiwedana) December 26, 2021
They are angry at us for tweeting this video of Mama Winnie in her own words about Desmond Tutu,we are not fighting with anyone we're just remembering. Is it wrong to remember nowadays? pic.twitter.com/7gjqZzLZc6
— Battalion 54 (@54Battalion) December 26, 2021
He left a bad legacy of begging the oppressed to apologize to the oppressors, Begging the oppressed to forgive People who never said Sorry May the Spirit of Mam Winnie Live on. RIP #DesmondTutu pic.twitter.com/W6U8peuM5G
— TshidisoFeela🇿🇦 (@TshidisoFeela) December 26, 2021
Damn… THROWING MAMA WINNIE TO THE WOLVES….. https://t.co/T5GuTQSvzM
— ✨KUMKANIKAZI✨ (@ntsikimazwai) December 26, 2021