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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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South Africa's 'Mother of the Nation', Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies

 

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‘We have not forgotten’: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's daughters pay tribute to their mother

 

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Highlights of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's life

 

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Graça Machel's letter to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

 

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BREAKING NEWS: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela hospitalised

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, also known as Winnie Mandela, was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela. She served as a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 2003, and from 2009 until her death, and was a deputy minister from 1994 to 1996. A member of the African National Congress (ANC) political party, she served on the ANC's National Executive Committee and headed its Women's League. Madikizela-Mandela was known to her supporters as the "Mother of the Nation".
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  • Personal 

  • Marriage to Nelson Mandela 

  • Apartheid: 1963–1985 

  • Violence and criminal proceedings 

  • Transition to democracy: 1990–2003 

  • Legal problems and withdrawal from South African politics: 2003–2007 

  • Return to politics 

  • Death and funeral 

  • In popular culture