#AllBlackWithADoek: SA's fashion tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

06 April 2018 - 12:32 By Thango Ntwasa
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (left) chats to singer Miriam Makeba on June 11 1991; the colours of her outfit are a subtle nod to the ANC.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (left) chats to singer Miriam Makeba on June 11 1991; the colours of her outfit are a subtle nod to the ANC.
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Photos of South Africans donning doeks are flooding social media sites as people enthusiastically respond to the ANC's call to honour the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela by pairing an all black outfit with a doek, head scarf or beret today.

The doek is a fitting tribute to this iconic feminist and activist, who famously wore one to court as a sign of protest against the Apartheid justice system when her then husband, Nelson Mandela, was on trial for leaving the country without a valid passport in 1962. 

Madikizela-Mandela continued to wear head wraps throughout her life, inspiring countless others to proudly embrace their African heritage.

Here are some of the many #AllBlackWithADoek photos circulating on social media today:

#AllBlackWithADoek #RipMamaWinnie #CountMeIn

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#allblackwithadoek

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