Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81 – SABC News


ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died. The 81 year old was admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg over the weekend.

She had complained of flu. Madikizela-Mandela still attended a church service in Soweto on Easter Friday.

Last month she accompanied ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa during a voter registration drive in Soweto.

Madikizela-Mandela’s health has deteriorated over the last few years. She suffered from diabetes and underwent several major surgeries.

Madikizela-Mandela was the ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela. She held several government positions and headed the ANC Women’s League.

The Family Media statement:

It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital,…

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