Although Winnie Mandela’s birthday is on September 26, her birthday dinner was held almost two weeks clear of the date.
The South African icon had her celebration at the swanky Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town and, even though she’s always beaten the odds, the world was surprised by one thing: mam’ Winnie’s ability to overthrow even the effects of aging.
Does being a fearless woman leader mean you can put a stop to the impact time and sip from the fountain of youth?
In several photos emerging from the party, Winnie looked at least 20 years younger than her age.
Winnie Mandela is known for her powerful speeches and her role in the revolution in South Africa against the apartheid that was in the country at that time.
See more photos of Winnie’s ‘sweet 16’ looks below