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Nomzamo: A Tribute to Winnie Nomzamo Madizikela Mandela

Nomzamo: A Tribute to Winnie Nomzamo Madizikela Mandela

The first time I saw Winnie Nomzamo Madizikela-Mandela in person was at the 1995 UN Women’s conference in Beijing, China. She attended the NGO Forum in Huairou, and even though there were scores of sessions running simultaneously with event organisers competing for the attention of thousands of delegates, it was no surprise that the sessions […]

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Heroine Winnie Mandela Laid To Rest

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Heroine Winnie Mandela Laid To Rest

South Africa laid to rest anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday, after 40,000 people from across the political spectrum mourned her at a funeral ceremony in her township of Soweto. Madikizela-Mandela’s death on April 2 at the age of 81 after a long illness was met by an outpouring of emotion across the country, with […]

South Africans Pay Tribute To The Late Winnie Mandela

South Africans Pay Tribute To The Late Winnie Mandela

Thousands of South Africans paid tribute on Wednesday to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto, the township at the forefront of the battle against apartheid and where she is revered for her role in the struggle. Mourners, many clad in the green and yellow colours of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), danced […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose reputation as a hero of the fight to end white-minority rule in South Africa was tainted by kidnapping and fraud convictions, has died. She was 81.  The former wife of Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg on Monday after a long illness, a family spokesman said in a statement. A social worker, Madikizela-Mandela’s […]

South Africa: Winnie’s Nephew Back In Court Over Missing Birthday Money

South Africa: Winnie’s Nephew Back In Court Over Missing Birthday Money

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s nephew is expected to appear in the Orlando Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of theft after the R83 000 in cash she got for her birthday went missing. Thirty-year-old Zolile Madikizela was arrested last week after Colin Mtileni, who works at the Madikizela-Mandela household in the Soweto suburb, opened a case […]