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Gallery: Albertina Sisulu 1918 - 2011

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Albertina Sisulu attends the naming of R21/R24 freeway after her at Ekurhuleni. Picture: Bongiwe MchunuNelson Mandela (right) attends a welcoming ceremony on release from prison on February 11, 1990, at the Cape Town City Hall, with him are (L-R) Walter Sisulu, Albertina Sisulu and wife Winnie Mandela. Photo: ReutersStart of a dynasty: the wedding of Walter and Albertina Sisulu in 1944. The bridesmaid is Evelyn Mase, who later became Nelson Mandela's first wife. Mandela is on the extreme left.Albertina Sisulu celebrated her 86th birthday with family and friends, at The Nelson Mandela Foundation, where a documentary film, " A South Africa Love Story - Walter and Albertina Sisulu", was also screened in her honour.Top team: the first executive of the United Democratic Front, in 1983. The empty seat in front is for Albertina Sisulu, first president of the UDF. Photo: INLSAIn the CBD of Johannesburg, Ntemi Piliso street, a staue of Walter and Albertina Sisulu married in 1944, through the enduring love and dedication they became parents to the nation. Picture: Sarah MakoeAlbertina Sisulu is assisted as she casts her vote in Linden. Picture: Shayne RobinsonWinnie Mandela greets Albertina Sisulu at a struggle veterans weekend in Cape Town.Walter Sisulu, Eleanor Sisulu and Albertina Sisulu at the book launch in Randburg.Walter Sisulu and his wife Albertina Sisulu and Desmond Tutu.Albertina Sisulu with Mrs Msimango, a family friend, during Ma Sisulu's 85th birthday. Photo: Boxer NgwenyaFree at last: Walter Sisulu, with his wife Albertina, salutes friends and supporters after his release from 26 years in prison.Albertina Sisulu looks on during a launch of the exhibition on her and late husband Walter called, 'Parenting a Nation' at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Photo: APSouth Africas greatest love story ended with the death of Struggle heroine Albertina Sisulu.Tanzania's former President Julius Nyerere (L) smiles as South African anti-apartheid activist Walter Sisulu (C) and his wife Albertina visit Tanzania's ruling party headquarters in Dodoma in this January 1990 file photo. Photo: ReutersAlbertina Sisulu, counted among South African women who fought long and hard for the freedom we enjoy today.Anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela (2nd-L), together with South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu (L), Mandela's then-wife Winnie (C), Walter Sisulu, ANC secretary-general and former Robben Island prison inmate (2nd-R), and Sisulu's wife Albertina, walk in this file photo taken on February 12, 1990 in the garden of Tutu's residence in Cape Town, one day after Mandela's release from jail. Photo: AFPWalter Sisulu at his 90th birthday celebration with his wife Albertina Sisulu.  Picture: TJ Lemon taken on 8/05/02File picture of former president Nelson Mandela with the late Albertina Sisulu. Photo: Siphiwe SibekoAlbertina Sisulu testifies at a special public hearing of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Johannesburg. Sisulu, who led the United Democratic Front (UDF) in its 1980s war against white rule, denied that Madikizela-Mandela visited and argued with Dr. Asvat in his Soweto surgery hours before he was murdered on January 27, 1989. Witnesses have accused Winnie Mandela of being involved in the murder of Dr. Asvat.Albertina Sisulu's grandsons Ziyeka Sisulu, Zwelethu Mavumbe and Dum Sisulu attend the naming of the Albertina Sisulu R21/R24 freeway at Ekurhuleni. Picture: Bongiwe MchunuMama Albertina Sisulu holds Angel Grace at her 92nd birthday celebration at The Middleton in Sandton. Angel Grace is the 400th successful cardiac procedure carried out by the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation. The luncheon was in honour of Mama Sisulu and the work her and her family do for the Foundation.  Picture: Andrew Royal.Anti-Apartheid liberation struggle veterans Nelson Mandela (L) and Albertina Sisulu join in the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of South Africa's Freedom Charter in Kliptown, Soweto, June 26, 2005. The surviving architects of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa gathered around its icon Nelson Mandela on Sunday to mark 50 years of the Freedom Charter that underpinned the epic campaign. Photo: Reuters

"Even in the struggle, if people don't know what they are fighting for it is useless." Veteran ANC stalwart Albertina Sisulu has died.

"Women are the people who are going to relieve us from all this oppression and depression." Veteran ANC stalwart Albertina Sisulu has died.

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